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



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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