Synonyms of 'hold off'
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If you defer an event or action, you arrange for it to happen at a later date, rather than immediately or at the previously planned time.
Customers often defer payment for as long as possible.
I delayed my departure until she could join me.
If you postpone an event, you delay it or arrange for it to take place at a later time than was originally planned.
He decided to postpone the expedition.
Thesaurus for hold off from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you hold off doing something, you delay doing it or delay making a decision about it.