Deferred vs Postpone - What's the difference?

deferred | postpone |


As verbs the difference between deferred and postpone

is that deferred is (defer) while postpone is to delay or put off an event, appointment etc.

As an adjective deferred

is of or pertaining to delay of an action.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

deferred

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to delay of an action.
  • requested a deferred payment
  • Of or pertaining to yielding to someone else's decision or judgment.
  • (accounting) Of or pertaining to a value that is not realized until a future date, e.g. annuities, charges, taxes, income, either as an asset or liability.
  • Synonyms

    * (delay of action) delayed, postponed * (give way to someone) acquiesced

    Verb

    (head)
  • (defer)
  • 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 )