HyperDic: postpone

English > 1 sense of the word postpone:
VERBstativepostpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put offhold back to a later time
postpone > pronunciation
Soundspowspow'n; powstpow'n
Rhymesacetone ... zone: 126 rhymes with own...
English > postpone: 1 sense > verb 1, stative
Meaninghold back to a later time.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"let's postpone the exam"
Synonymsprorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off
Entailscancel, call off, scratch, scrubpostpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
rescheduleAssign a new time and place for an event
Narrowercallstop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather
holdstop dealing with
probateput a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence
reprieve, respitepostpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
suspendRender temporarily ineffective / ineffective / ineffective
BroaderdelayAct later than planned, scheduled, or required
Spanishaplazar, demorar, posponer, postergar, retrasar
Catalanajornar, endarrerir, posposar
Nounspostponementact of putting off to a future time
postponersomeone who postpones work (especially out of laziness or habitual carelessness)

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