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"
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
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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.
To protract a speech by verbosity, through an unreasonable time, to, till, or until a late hour.
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called of is a phrasal verb!
today meeting is being called off by the borad of directors.
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How to use postpone in a sentence?
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.
Here in Chicago, the word' Lollapalooza' has always been synonymous with summer, great music and four days of unforgettable fun -- which made last year's decision to postpone it all the more difficult, now, less than a year later and armed with a vaccine that is safe, effective and widely available, we are able to bring back one of our city's most iconic summer music festivals.
There could be events I suppose, terrorism or otherwise, that could make you postpone, but I think the certainly of (a rate hike) is up over the 90 percent mark, the Fed has given investors a lot of time and a lot of direction that they plan to do this, if it is coming as a surprise to you now, you just haven't been following this.
The market thinks the latest bout of risk aversion will drive the Fed to postpone a rate hike, that is weighing on the dollar, while the yen, the franc and the euro are all trading higher.
In recent days, we have become alarmed and disheartened by bullying tactics, threats of violence, and death threats by a few who disagree with the decision of Speaker Anthony Rendon to postpone the advancement of SB 562, while it is appropriate for persons of varying views to express concern, disapproval or disfavor about the delay, it is never acceptable to engage in those tactics.
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- اجل, تأجيلArabic
- posposar, ajornarCatalan, Valencian
- odročit, odložitCzech
- aufschieben, verschiebenGerman
- atrasar, postergar, posponer, perecear, aplazarSpanish
- edasi lükkamaEstonian
- lykätä, siirtääFinnish
- différer, postposer, ajourner, remettre à plus tard, repousser, reporterFrench
- elnapol, elhalasztHungarian
- menundakan, menundaIndonesian
- verschuiven, uitstellen, achterstellenDutch
- odroczyć, odraczać, odłożyć, odkładaćPolish
- отсрочить, отсрочивать, отложить, откладыватьRussian
- senarelägga, uppskjutaSwedish
- వాయిదావేయు, వాయిదాTelugu
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