Postpone

Post*pone"

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Postponed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Postponing.] [L. postponere, postpositum; post after + ponere to place, put. See Post-, and Position.] 1. To defer to a future or later time; to put off; also, to cause to be deferred or put off; to delay; to adjourn; as, to postpone the consideration of a bill to the following day, or indefinitely.
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His praise postponed, and never to be paid.
Cowper.
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2. To place after, behind, or below something, in respect to precedence, preference, value, or importance.
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All other considerations should give way and be postponed to this.
Locke.
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Syn. -- To adjourn; defer; delay; procrastinate.
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