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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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Moreover, as I have said, in deference to Prince K even the judges themselves were to be left in ignorance.
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In deference to time and airplane space, Crow will forego her usual four-piece backup ensemble in favor of an intimate, acoustic setting for a show organized by the U.
Additional details are unavailable at this time in deference to the Defense Department's recent request that defense contractors refrain from providing detailed information regarding new purchases and expansions on existing contracts.
The Rating Outlook Negative is in deference to still outstanding shareholder suits filed against the company related to alleged accounting fraud at the former HBOC which merged with McKesson in 1999.
But, in deference to hard-liners who defend Fidel's revolution, there has been remarkably little give on issues that would undermine the legitimacy of the regime.
Shaw says customer focus and employee motivation are his top priorities, in deference to TVG's blue-chip customer roster that includes many of the world's leading grocery retailers, restaurants and foodservice institutions, and 1,500 annual and 9,500 seasonal employees.
But the board, in deference to concerns raised by the coalition and Antonovich, agreed to review in five years whether an outright importation ban should be extended permanently.
In deference to recent tragic events and related stock market closures, JLG is taking this step to ensure that the investment audience is able to actively participate in the Company's earnings announcement.