deferrable


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de·fer 1

 (dĭ-fûr′)
intr.v. de·ferred, de·fer·ring, de·fers
1. To put off; postpone.
2. To postpone the induction of (one eligible for the military draft).

[Middle English differren, to postpone, differ; see differ.]

de·fer′ra·ble adj.
de·fer′rer n.
Synonyms: defer1, postpone, shelve, suspend
These verbs mean to put off until a later time: deferred paying the bills; postponing our trip; shelved the issue; suspending train service.

de·fer 2

 (dĭ-fûr′)
v. de·ferred, de·fer·ring, de·fers
v.intr.
To submit to the wish or decision of another, as in recognition of authority. See Synonyms at yield.
v.tr.
To commit or entrust to another: The principal deferred the decision to the school board.

[Middle English deferen, from Old French deferer, from Latin dēferre, to carry away, refer to : dē-, de- + ferre, to carry; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

de·fer′rer n.

de•fer•ra•ble

(dɪˈfɜr ə bəl)

adj.
1. capable of being deferred or postponed.
2. eligible to receive a military deferment.
[1940–45]
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