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Main Entry: 1deˇfer
Inflected Form(s): deˇferred; deˇferˇring
Etymology: Middle English deferren, differren "to put off, delay," from early French differer (same meaning), from Latin differre "to postpone, be different," from dif-, dis- "apart" and ferre "to bear, carry, yield" --related to 2DEFER, FERTILE, OFFER, REFER, TRANSFER : POSTPONE, PUT OFF <defer payment> - deˇferˇraˇble /-fr--bl/ adjective - deˇferˇrernoun