Synonyms for postpone
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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 2 votes
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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Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote
postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put offverb
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
called of is a phrasal verb!
today meeting is being called off by the borad of directors.
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There is an understanding, next week there will be some hectic diplomatic activity between Baghdad, Kuwait, Geneva and New York in order to present a joint request to postpone the payment.
I'd like to highlight that current oil prices are not critical for us. We can postpone some capital-intensive projects, what is going to happen of course is that it (low prices) will have an impact on the global oil supply.
To fight fear, act. To increase fear -- wait, put off postpone.
To fight fear, act. To increase fear--wait, put off postpone.
We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
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- تأجيل, اجلArabic
- ajornar, posposarCatalan, Valencian
- odložit, odročitCzech
- aufschieben, verschiebenGerman
- perecear, posponer, atrasar, aplazar, postergarSpanish
- edasi lükkamaEstonian
- lykätä, siirtääFinnish
- remettre à plus tard, repousser, différer, reporter, ajourner, postposerFrench
- elhalaszt, elnapolHungarian
- menundakan, menundaIndonesian
- uitstellen, verschuiven, achterstellenDutch
- odraczać, odkładać, odłożyć, odroczyćPolish
- откладывать, отсрочить, отсрочивать, отложитьRussian
- uppskjuta, senareläggaSwedish
- వాయిదావేయు, వాయిదాTelugu
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