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English verb: postpone

1. postpone (stative) hold back to a later time


SamplesLet's postpone the exam.


Synonymsdefer, hold over, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)delay


Narrower (hyponym)call, hold, probate, reprieve, respite, suspend


Entailcall off, cancel, reschedule, scratch, scrub









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