- to put off to a later time; defer: He has postponed his departure until tomorrow.
- to place after in order of importance or estimation; subordinate: to postpone private ambitions to the public welfare.
Origin of postpone
Examples from the Web for postpone
His first prescription when I saw him was to have the CAT scan test that I had been forced to postpone for a month and a half.My Insurance Company Killed Me, Despite Obamacare
November 24, 2014
At this point, the photographer says, he decided that too many people knew about his trip and so he decided to postpone it.Was U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff a Marked Man?
September 2, 2014
The prerequisite for this is for the U.S. to postpone current efforts for some kind of political transition among Syrians.Face the Assad Reality In Syria
Frank G. Wisner, Leslie H. Gelb
January 26, 2014
We still need to see if that will happen, or if we need to postpone it.‘Hocus Pocus’ Turns 20: Meet the Voice Behind Binx the Talking Cat
October 31, 2013
The term allows us to postpone or cancel altogether our confrontation with the word we must use: human.Senseless. Evil. Silver Linings. Our Misguided Terms of Terror.
April 23, 2013
Should she postpone it or should she let the boy take all of his hurts together?Her Father's Daughter
And if I do obtain it, will postpone my appointment with Mr. Lovelace.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
It is the fashion nowadays to postpone budgets as long as we can,—eh?Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
Well, we will have to postpone our lesson in literature until afterwards.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
I have reasons that I cannot now explain, for all I do, and all I postpone.The Room in the Dragon Volant
J. Sheridan LeFanu
- to put off or delay until a future time
- to put behind in order of importance; defer