defer to


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Related to defer to: come to fruition, pick up on
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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.
Defer to a future year the actual payout to the shareholder-owners.
Elective DCAs: Under this form of DCA, the employee opts to defer to a future tax year receipt of some salary and bonus compensation that he would otherwise currently receive.