"defers" in the verb sense
1. postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off
hold back to a later time
"let's postpone the exam"
2. submit, bow, defer, accede, give in
yield to another's wish or opinion
"The government bowed to the military pressure"
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