AskDefine | Define postpone

Dictionary Definition

postpone v : hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam" [syn: prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.



Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

adjourn, continue, dally, defer, delay, drag out, extend, hang fire, hang up, hold off, hold over, hold up, lay aside, lay away, lay by, lay over, pigeonhole, prolong, prorogate, prorogue, protract, push aside, put aside, put away, put in mothballs, put off, put on ice, recess, reserve, set aside, set by, shelve, shift off, sideline, sleep on, stand over, stave off, stay, store, stow, stretch out, suspend, table, table the motion, take a recess, temporize, waive
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