Meaning of POSTPONE in English

— postponable , adj. — postponement , n. — postponer , n.

/pohst pohn", pohs-/ , v.t., postponed, postponing .

1. to put off to a later time; defer: He has postponed his departure until tomorrow.

2. to place after in order of importance or estimation; subordinate: to postpone private ambitions to the public welfare.

[ 1490-1500; postponere to put after, lay aside, equiv. to post- POST- + ponere to put ]

Syn. 1. See defer 1 .

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