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?
We cannot permit ourselves to postpone 'certain agendas' for the future, the future demands of us critical and global decisions in the face of worldwide conflicts which increase the number of the excluded and those in need.
Do not postpone your problems, solve them now! Because tomorrow you might be weaker than today and there might arise additional problems! Unsheathe your sword now; forget tomorrow, time is now!
Many a time when faced with an important question or a task, we take time to respond. We may feel that we need to understand all the implications well and address the matter at hand thoroughly. We may want to organize our thoughts before we deal with a critical query. So we delay responding until we can provide a precise reply. But we often fail to comprehend what the delay will signify to the mind of the person who posed the question or presented the task to us. They are more likely to feel that we are not giving enough value to their query. So we are taking our own sweet time to get back to them at our leisure. Thus, misunderstandings crop in. Collective human psychology is to deal with matters that are vital to us with urgency. More often than not, we postpone only those tasks that do not matter to us. Thus, if you delay responding, the delay might be construed as a lack of priority. If it matters to you, respond immediately. Even if only to explain that you will need time to come up with a precise answer. Avoid unnecessary misconstructions and be prompt with your responses.
We have been asked by the South Korean ambassador to postpone our visit until after the party congress, but we have not (been) asked to cancel the visit, the problem was simply that the Nobel laureates are very busy people and we cannot just switch an event that has been planned for two-and-a-half years to another date this year.
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.
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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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