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Definition of defer to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

defer to

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

defer to somebody

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defer to something

 
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(formal) to agree to accept what somebody has decided or what they think about somebody/something because you respect him or her We will defer to whatever the committee decides.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: defer to