delay, postpone, defer

delay: 後ろにのびのび というイメージ
postpone: 予定されていた行事を、後のある日に置きなおす というイメージ
defer: 権限を持っている人が予定を先送りする イメージ。公式な会議が延期されるときに使われる


  • The bus was delayed by an hour because of the heavy traffic.
  • We had to postpone the trip because of the typhoon.
  • He decided to defer the meeting to a later date because half of his subordinates were absent from work due to sickness.

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