Example sentences for: defer

How can you use “defer” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Al Qaeda's chief financial manager, Sheikh Saeed, argued that al Qaeda should defer to theTaliban's wishes.

  • Conservatives are free to defer to the president on ambassadors and secretaries of Commerce, but not on chairpersons of the NEA and surgeons general, if they so desire.

  • The Washington Post seems to think that George W. Bush's criticism of GOP budget proposals that defer tax credits to low-income earners is more important--it runs that story across five columns at the very top while tucking the nuke puke underneath.

  • When it came to executive-branch appointments, Hatch was adamant that the Senate defer to the president's choices.

  • I defer to the experts on whether the scenario Jones describes, if it happened, constitutes illegal sexual harrassment.

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