Deferral vs Postpone - What's the difference?

deferral | postpone |


As a noun deferral

is an act of deferring, a deferment.

As a verb postpone is

to delay or put off an event, appointment etc.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

deferral

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An act of deferring, a deferment.
  • An accrual.
  • A prepayment.
  • Synonyms

    * deferment

    See also

    * * (projectlink) * (projectlink)

    postpone

    English

    Verb

    (postpon)
  • To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.
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    Synonyms

    * adjourn, defer, delay, forestay, procrastinate, put off, put on ice, stay, suspend

    Antonyms

    * advance * hasten * prepone (India )