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Definition 1: hold back to a later time - [verb of stative]

Samples where postpone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let's postpone the exam

Synonyms for postpone in the sense of this definition

(postpone is a kind of ...) act later than planned, scheduled, or required

"Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"

(... is a kind of postpone ) stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather

"call a football game"

(... is a kind of postpone ) stop dealing with

"hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"

(... is a kind of postpone ) render temporarily ineffective

"the prison sentence was suspended"

(... is a kind of postpone ) put a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence

(... is a kind of postpone ) postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

(postpone implies ...) assign a new time and place for an event

"We had to reschedule the doctor's appointment"

(postpone implies ...) postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

"Call off the engagement" "cancel the dinner party" "we had to scrub our vacation plans" "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"

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