postpone


postpone
verb
ADVERB
indefinitely

The event has been postponed indefinitely due to lack of interest.

merely, only

The inevitable conflict was merely postponed till the next meeting.

VERB + POSTPONE
agree to, decide to
be forced to
ask sb to

Ruth wrote at once, asking Maria to postpone her visit.

PREPOSITION
for

Our visit had been postponed for several weeks.

from, to

The game has been postponed from Wednesday night to Friday night.

till, until

The meeting has been postponed until next week.

Postpone is used with these nouns as the object: ↑decision, ↑discussion, ↑election, ↑execution, ↑fixture, ↑game, ↑launch, ↑meeting, ↑retirement, ↑visit, ↑vote, ↑wedding

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  • postpone — post·pone vt post·poned, post·pon·ing 1: to put off to a later time 2: to place later in precedence, preference, or importance; specif: to subordinate (a lien) to a later lien post·pon·able adj post·pone·ment n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary …   Law dictionary

  • postpone — post‧pone [pəæʊstˈpəʊn ǁ poʊsˈpoʊn] verb [transitive] to change the date or time of a planned event to a later one: • The meeting has been postponed until next Tuesday. * * * postpone UK US /pəʊstˈpəʊn/ verb [T] ► to decide that an event should… …   Financial and business terms

  • Postpone — Post*pone , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Postponed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Postponing}.] [L. postponere, postpositum; post after + ponere to place, put. See {Post }, and {Position}.] 1. To defer to a future or later time; to put off; also, to cause to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • postpone — c.1500, from L. postponere put after, neglect, postpone, from post after + ponere put, place (see POSITION (Cf. position)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • postpone — *defer, suspend, stay, intermit Analogous words: *delay, retard, slow, slacken …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • postpone — [v] put off till later time adjourn, cool it*, defer, delay, give a rain check*, hang fire*, hold off, hold over, hold up, lay over, pigeonhole*, prorogue, put back, put on back burner*, put on hold, shelve, suspend, table; concept 130 Ant. carry …   New thesaurus

  • postpone — ► VERB ▪ arrange for (something) to take place at a time later than that first scheduled. DERIVATIVES postponement noun. ORIGIN Latin postponere, from post after + ponere to place …   English terms dictionary

  • postpone — [pōst pōn′] vt. postponed, postponing [L postponere < post , POST + ponere, to put: see POSITION] 1. to put off until later; defer; delay 2. to put at or near the end of the sentence [the German verb is postponed] 3. Rare to subordinate …   English World dictionary

  • postpone — 01. We ve had to [postpone] the picnic because a number of people are busy that day. 02. The search for the plane that crashed in the mountains has been [postponed] due to bad weather. 03. I m afraid that if we decide to [postpone] our wedding,… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • postpone — verb sorry, we ll have to postpone the relay race Syn: put off/back, delay, defer, reschedule, adjourn, shelve, put over, take a rain check on; informal put on ice, put on the back burner; rare remit Ant: bring forward •• postpone, adjourn, defer …   Thesaurus of popular words


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