|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay; as, to defer payment of a fee the execution of; to delay; to withhold.
2. (v. i.) To put off; to delay to act; to wait.
3. (v. t.) To render or offer.
4. (v. t.) To lay before; to submit in a respectful manner; to refer; -- with to.
5. (v. i.) To yield deference to the wishes of another; to submit to the opinion of another, or to authority; -- with to.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
de-fur' ('achar (in Hiphil), 'arakh (in Hiphil), mashakh (in Niphal), "to postpone," more or less definitely; "delay": In Old Testament passages such as Isaiah 48:9 Ezekiel 12:25, 28 Daniel 9:19, the idea of indefinite postponement agrees with the Hebrew and with the context. In the only New Testament occurrence of the word anaballo, in the middle voice, Acts 24:22) a definite postponement is implied.
Defer (7 Occurrences)
Matthew 22:16 They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no matter who you teach, for you aren't partial to anyone. (See NAS)
Mark 12:14 When they had come, they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and don't defer to anyone; for you aren't partial to anyone, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? (WEB NAS)
Leviticus 19:15 "'You shall do no injustice in judgment: you shall not be partial to the poor, nor show favoritism to the great; but you shall judge your neighbor in righteousness. (See NAS RSV)
Deuteronomy 23:21 When thou shalt vow a vow to the LORD thy God, thou shalt not defer to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee. (WBS)
Ecclesiastes 5:4 When you vow a vow to God, don't defer to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay that which you vow. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Isaiah 48:9 For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I refrain for you, that I not cut you off. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Daniel 9:19 Lord, hear; Lord, forgive; Lord, listen and do; don't defer, for your own sake, my God, because your city and your people are called by your name. Nahum (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)