Pronunciation: (pōst-pōn', pōs-), [key]
—v.t., -poned, -pon•ing.
1. to put off to a later time; defer: He has postponed his departure until tomorrow.
2. to place after in order of importance or estimation; subordinate: to postpone private ambitions to the public welfare.
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