defer to


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defer to

verb comply with, give way to, submit to, bow to, give in to, yield to, accede to, capitulate to her view that women tend to defer to men
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Before the autumn was over, she began to treat me more like an equal and to defer to me in other things than reading lessons.
He could do what he liked, with all his cleverness to help him, so long as I should continue to defer to the old tradition of the criminality of those caretakers of the young who minister to superstitions and fears.
Defer to a future year the actual payout to the shareholder-owners.