verb (used with object), post·poned, post·pon·ing.
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We need to give the option to postpone military service to those whose career peaks in their 20s.South Korean boy band BTS built an army. Now, they might get to defer military service|kdunn6|September 4, 2020|Fortune
The event, which was to be held this year, has been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus—and may not be held at all.The legacy Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister, will leave after resigning|claychandler|August 28, 2020|Fortune
Not only has the tool allowed those execs on the account to make faster and more informed decisions about when to replace, postpone, cancel and renegotiate ad dollars with media owners, it’s also spread those jobs across more of the team.
Protests by members of the Kumeyaay Nation have been postponing construction of a portion of the border wall in East County since the end of June.Border Report: Kumeyaay Band Sues to Stop Border Wall Construction|Maya Srikrishnan|August 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Back in March, at the beginning of enforced lockdown, publishers, advertisers and conference companies assumed the fall would be stacked with postponed in-person events.‘Lots of halo effects’: The Financial Times’ virtual lifestyle festival pivots focus to U.S., global audience|Lucinda Southern|August 14, 2020|Digiday
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.
At this point, the photographer says, he decided that too many people knew about his trip and so he decided to postpone it.
The prerequisite for this is for the U.S. to postpone current efforts for some kind of political transition among Syrians.
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|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.|William Giraldi|April 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I had determined for many reasons to postpone building my house for the present, which decision my father regrets.Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee|(His Son) Captain Robert E. Lee
The young girl had had a presentiment of impending evil, but her wish to postpone the journey had been overruled.Modern Magic|Maximilian Schele de Vere
I will postpone my journey to the King, at any sacrifice of displeasure.The Ghost Breaker|Charles Goddard
I am interrupted, and must postpone till to-morrow what I have further to say to your Lordship.The History of Emily Montague|Frances Brooke
"Of course, if Madam Carroll is suffering," he said—then he stopped; he did not want to postpone it again.For the Major|Constance Fenimore Woolson