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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: postponere, from ponere; POSITION1

postpone

verb
     
post‧pone [transitive]
to change the date or time of a planned event or action to a later one [= put back; ≠ bring forward]:
The match had to be postponed until next week.
postpone doing something
They've decided to postpone having a family for a while.
His trial has been postponed indefinitely (=no one knows when it will happen).
postponement noun [uncountable and countable]

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