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Synonyms for postpone
poʊstˈpoʊn, poʊs-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off(verb)

    hold back to a later time

    "let's postpone the exam"

    Synonyms:
    put back, put over, elude, circumvent, set back, turn off, confuse, sidestep, dishearten, remand, give in, remit, parry, dodge, bow, send back, tabulate, accede, flurry, prorogue, hedge, put off, evade, defer, tabularise, table, tabularize, carry over, duck, slacken, shelve, hold over, disconcert, knock back, get across, fudge, submit, skirt

Wiktionary

  1. postpone(verb)

    Synonyms:
    suspend, delay, adjourn, defer, put on ice, put off

    Antonyms:
    hasten, advance, prepone

  2. postpone(verb)

    To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.

    Synonyms:
    put on ice, put off, adjourn, delay, suspend, defer

    Antonyms:
    prepone, hasten, advance

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. postpone

    To protract is to cause to occupy a longer time than is usual, expected, or desirable. We defer a negotiation which we are slow to enter upon; we protract a negotiation which we are slow to conclude; delay may be used of any stage in the proceedings; we may delay a person as well as an action, but defer and protract are not used of persons. Elongate is not used of actions or abstractions, but only of material objects or extension in space; protract is very rarely used of concrete objects or extension in space; we elongate a line, protract a discussion. Protract has usually an unfavorable sense, implying that the matter referred to is already unduly long, or would be so if longer continued; continue is neutral, applying equally to the desirable or the undesirable. Postpone implies a definite intention to resume, as defer also does, though less decidedly; both are often used with some definite limitation of time; as, to postpone till, until, or to a certain day or hour. One may defer, delay, or postpone a matter intelligently and for good reason; he procrastinates through indolence and irresolution. Compare HINDER.

    Synonyms:
    continue, defer, delay, draw out, elongate, extend, lengthen, procrastinate, prolong, protract

    Antonyms:
    abbreviate, abridge, conclude, contract, curtail, hasten, hurry, limit, reduce, shorten

    Preposition:
    To protract a speech by verbosity, through an unreasonable time, to, till, or until a late hour.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. postpone

    Synonyms:
    defer, delay, prorogue, procrastinate

    Antonyms:
    expedite, despatch, accelerate

Editors Contribution

  1. called off

    called of is a phrasal verb!

    today meeting is being called off by the borad of directors.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 2, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. postpone(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    defer, delay, adjourn, procrastinate, put off, stave off, let lie over

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. postpone(v)

    Synonyms:
    defer, delay, put off, procrastinate, adjourn, prorogue

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How to use postpone in a sentence?

  1. The Padres:

    For me, and for many of my teammates, the injustices, violence, death and systemic racism is deeply personal. This is impacting not only my community, but very directly my family and friends. Our team voted unanimously not to play tonight we understand the The Mariners decision to postpone tonight's game and we support the players' efforts to use their platform to bring awareness to the very serious issue of racial injustice impacting our country today.

  2. Michael Jackson:

    I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon, it breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring.

  3. Orrin Hatch:

    Given concerns expressed by Senator Wyden, we're going to postpone tomorrow's hearing and continue our discussion on how best to advance America's trade agenda, including legislation to renew job-creating Trade Promotion Authority.

  4. David Kessler:

    I'm concerned if people postpone them, there's something important about grieving when grief first hits. People who don't have these rituals seem to have more trouble grieving.

  5. Johannes Herber:

    The fact that the International Olympic Committee and Japan decided to postpone has a lot to do with the fact that athletes spoke out and clearly told their stories. It somehow made it real, formally, nothing has changed and athletes have formally no more power than before. But the power they have through social media to form public opinion was clearly demonstrated.

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