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[pohst-pohn, pohs-] /poʊstˈpoʊn, poʊs-/

verb (used with object), postponed, postponing.
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.
/pəʊstˈpəʊn; pəˈspəʊn/
verb (transitive)
to put off or delay until a future time
to put behind in order of importance; defer

See prepone

c.1500, from Latin postponere “put after; esteem less; neglect; postpone,” from post “after” (see post-) + ponere “put, place” (see position (n.)). Related: Postponed; postponing.


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