— 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 .