Definitions for: Postpone


[v] hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"



Webster (1913) Definition: Post*pone", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Postponed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Postponing.] [L. postponere, postpositum; post after
+ ponere to place, put. See Post-, and Position.]
1. To defer to a future or later time; to put off; also, to
cause to be deferred or put off; to delay; to adjourn; as,
to postpone the consideration of a bill to the following
day, or indefinitely.

His praise postponed, and never to be paid.
--Cowper.

2. To place after, behind, or below something, in respect to
precedence, preference, value, or importance.

All other considerations should give way and be
postponed to this. --Locke.

Syn: To adjourn; defer; delay; procrastinate.

Synonyms: defer, hold over, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table

See Also: call, call off, cancel, delay, hold, probate, reprieve, reschedule, respite, suspend

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