- 1to arrange for an event, etc. to take place at a later time or date synonym put off
- 2 postpone something The game has already been postponed three times. postpone something to/until something We'll have to postpone the meeting until next week. They agreed to postpone repayment of the loan to a future unspecified date. postpone doing something It was an unpopular decision to postpone building the new hospital. compare cancel
NAmE//poʊˈspoʊn//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they postpone
he / she / it postpones
past simple postponed
-ing form postponing
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noun [uncountable, countable] Riots led to the postponement of local elections.