postpone

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin postpōnō (I put after; I postpone) from post (after) + pōnō (I put; I place), compare forestall.

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postpone (third-person singular simple present postpones, present participle postponing, simple past and past participle postponed)

  1. To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.
    Synonyms: defer, delay, forestay, procrastinate, put off, put on ice, stay, suspend
    Antonyms: advance, hasten, prepone (India), antedate, bring forward, expedite
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 7, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      “[…] Churchill, my dear fellow, we have such greedy sharks, and wolves in lamb's clothing. Oh, dear, there's so much to tell you, so many warnings to give you, but all that must be postponed for the moment.”

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

postpōne

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of postpōnō

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

postpone

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of postponer.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of postponer.