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POSTPONE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does postpone mean? 

POSTPONE (verb)
  The verb POSTPONE has 1 sense:

1. hold back to a later time

  Familiarity information: POSTPONE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POSTPONE (verb)


Sense 1postpone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hold back to a later time

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

defer; shelve; set back; table; put off; prorogue; postpone; remit; put over; hold over

Context example:

let's postpone the exam

Hypernyms (to "postpone" is one way to...):

delay (act later than planned, scheduled, or required)

"Postpone" entails doing...:

reschedule (assign a new time and place for an event)

call off; cancel; scratch; scrub (postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "postpone"):

call (stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather)

hold (stop dealing with)

suspend (render temporarily ineffective)

probate (put a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence)

reprieve; respite (postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


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