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1 defer

(dĕ-fer′) [Fr. différer, to differ, fr L. diferre, carry in different directions, differ]
To delay or postpone a decision or action.

2 defer

(dĕ-fer′) [Fr. déférer, fr L. deferre, to carry down, report, accuse]
To yield respectfully to the opinions or desires of others.
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For instance, the deferrer tends to seek out "folksy," personal accounts of cancer survivorship.
For example, because deferrers are not involved intricately in the decision-making process, they risk being unpleasantly surprised at the outcome of treatment.
For example, are these deferrers 'lost' to the system?
For example, one study identified three patterns of participatory style among early-stage breast cancer patients: delayers, deferrers, and deliberators (Pierce 1993).
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