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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay; as, to defer payment of a fee the execution of; to delay; to withhold.

2. (v. i.) To put off; to delay to act; to wait.

3. (v. t.) To render or offer.

4. (v. t.) To lay before; to submit in a respectful manner; to refer; -- with to.

5. (v. i.) To yield deference to the wishes of another; to submit to the opinion of another, or to authority; -- with to.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DEFER

de-fur' ('achar (in Hiphil), 'arakh (in Hiphil), mashakh (in Niphal), "to postpone," more or less definitely; "delay": In Old Testament passages such as Isaiah 48:9 Ezekiel 12:25, 28 Daniel 9:19, the idea of indefinite postponement agrees with the Hebrew and with the context. In the only New Testament occurrence of the word anaballo, in the middle voice, Acts 24:22) a definite postponement is implied.

Greek
306. anaballo -- to put off
... to put off. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: anaballo Phonetic Spelling:
(an-ab-al'-lom-ahee) Short Definition: I postpone, defer Definition: I postpone ...
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3199. melo -- to be an object of care
... Word Origin a prim. verb Definition to be an object of care NASB Word Usage care
(2), cares (1), concerned (4), defer (2), worry (1). take care. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4900. mashak -- to draw, drag
... continue, defer, extend. A primitive root; to draw, used in a great variety
of applications (including to sow, to sound, to prolong ...
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309. achar -- to remain behind, tarry
... continue, defer, delay, hinder, be late slack, stay there, tarry longer.
A primitive root; to loiter (ie Be behind); by implication ...
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748. arak -- to be long
... defer, tarry long. A primitive root; to be (causative, make) long (literally
or figuratively) -- defer, draw out, lengthen, (be, become ...
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1921. hadar -- to honor, adorn, perhaps to swell
... root Definition to honor, adorn, perhaps to swell NASB Word Usage claim honor (1),
defer* (1), honor (1), majestic (1), partial (1), respected (1), rough ...
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6440. panim -- face, faces
... before (868), before the in front (1), before* (137), condition (1), confront*
(1), corresponding* (2), countenance (12), covering* (1), defer* (1), defiance ...
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Library

That Holy Communion is not Lightly to be Omitted
... 4. What profiteth it to put off for long time the confession of thy sins,
or to defer Holy Communion? Cleanse thyself forthwith, spit ...
/.../kempis/imitation of christ/chapter x that holy communion.htm

Once More we Will Distinguish of Christians
... The one can defer their enjoyment of Wisdom till the World to come, and dispense
with the increase and perfection of knowledge for a little time: the other are ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/9 once more we will.htm

Appendix.
... Considera ubi es, reuerere haec sancta, defer Deo, defer seruo eius Malachiae, parce
et tibi ipsi." Non destitit ille, furiis agitatus iniquis.[1203] Et ecce ...
/.../lawlor/st bernard of clairvauxs life of st malachy of armagh/appendix.htm

The Tenth Chapter: do not Lightly Forego Holy Communion
... Yes, it is very hurtful to defer Holy Communion long, for it usually brings
on a lazy spiritual sleep. How sad that some dissolute ...
/.../kempis/the imitation of christ/the tenth chapter do not.htm

Epistle xvii. To Sabinianus, Bishop.
... And, when he was so perversely inclined as to defer doing so, we took care to admonish
him in repeated letters, under pain of interdiction from communion, to ...
/.../the epistles of saint gregory the great/epistle xvii to sabinianus bishop.htm

Whether Baptism Should be Deferred?
... On the contrary, It is written (Ecclus.5:8): "Delay not to be converted to the Lord,
and defer it not from day to day." But the perfect conversion to God is of ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether baptism should be deferred.htm

Whether one is Bound to Confess at Once?
... his mind to be baptized; and so he would not sin mortally, if he were not baptized
at once: nor is there any fixed time beyond which, if he defer Baptism, he ...
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How a Soul is to Behave Herself to Obtain Light in Doubtful Cases ...
... In such cases it is good to defer the resolution as long as well may be, to the
end that she may have the more space to consider of it with her natural reason ...
/.../chapter vii how a soul.htm

John Chapter v. 19
... according to the faith with which we are imbued; and what we have not yet been able
to understand, that we lay aside doubting, and defer the understanding of ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate xviii john chapter v.htm

Twentieth Sunday after Trinity the Careful Walk of the Christian.
... and wisely"to "redeem the time, because the days are evil." In other words: Think
not happy days are in store for you and you may defer duty till better times ...
/.../luther/epistle sermons vol iii/twentieth sunday after trinity the.htm

Thesaurus
Defer (7 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay; as, to defer payment
of a fee the execution of; to delay; to withhold. ...DEFER. ...
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Delay (47 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before. ...
The meaning here is "to prolong," "to defer." AL Breslich. ...
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Defenses (8 Occurrences)

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Vowest (3 Occurrences)
... (DBY YLT). Ecclesiastes 5:4 When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it;
for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. ...
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Name's (31 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV). Isaiah 48:9 For my name's sake will I defer
my anger, and for my praise will I refrain for you, that I not cut you off. ...
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Wait (223 Occurrences)
... 6. (vt) To cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; -- said of a meal; as, to wait
dinner. 7. (n.) The act of waiting; a delay; a halt. 8. (vi) Ambush. ...
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Integrity (46 Occurrences)
... Mark 12:14 When they had come, they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you are honest,
and don't defer to anyone; for you aren't partial to anyone, but truly ...
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Taxes (19 Occurrences)
... Mark 12:14 When they had come, they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you are honest,
and don't defer to anyone; for you aren't partial to anyone, but truly ...
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Tarry (62 Occurrences)
... 4. (vi) To stay; to abide; to continue; to lodge. 5. (vt) To delay; to defer; to
put off. 6. (vt) To wait for; to stay or stop for. 7. (n.) Stay; stop; delay. ...
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Deference (3 Occurrences)

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Concordance
Defer (7 Occurrences)

Matthew 22:16
They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no matter who you teach, for you aren't partial to anyone.
(See NAS)

Mark 12:14
When they had come, they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and don't defer to anyone; for you aren't partial to anyone, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?
(WEB NAS)

Leviticus 19:15
"'You shall do no injustice in judgment: you shall not be partial to the poor, nor show favoritism to the great; but you shall judge your neighbor in righteousness.
(See NAS RSV)

Deuteronomy 23:21
When thou shalt vow a vow to the LORD thy God, thou shalt not defer to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.
(WBS)

Ecclesiastes 5:4
When you vow a vow to God, don't defer to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay that which you vow.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Isaiah 48:9
For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I refrain for you, that I not cut you off.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Daniel 9:19
Lord, hear; Lord, forgive; Lord, listen and do; don't defer, for your own sake, my God, because your city and your people are called by your name. Nahum
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

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Defer

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