It makes a concise public argument for deferring deficit reduction until durable growth resumes.
The Romney campaign wooed those voters by deferring to some of their emotions.
But in reality, companies just leave their profits in overseas tax havens, deferring taxes indefinitely.
After weeks of deferring to Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama got involved in the negotiations in recent days.
Republicans, for the most part, treated Krass gently, deferring to their Democratic colleagues to ask the tough questions.
deferring to the post-day to close my letter, I find one left at my cousin Osgood's, with directions to be forwarded to the lady.
He put it in his pocket with the eagerness of one who sharpens a pleasure by deferring it.
Doctor Bana had been only deferring the uncloaking of "Robert Shurtleff."
By the twist of his mouth I saw that he was only deferring a smile.
deferring, therefore, any further investigation, I determined to consult you.
"to delay," late 14c., differren, deferren, from Old French differer (14c.), from Latin differre "carry apart, scatter, disperse;" also "be different, differ;" also "defer, put off, postpone," (see differ). Etymologically identical with differ; the spelling and pronunciation differentiated from 15c., perhaps partly by association of this word with delay.