ETYM French déférer to pay deference, to yield, to bring before a judge, from Latin deferre to bring down; de- + ferre to bear. Related to Bear to support, and cf. Defer to delay, Delate.
To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the execution of; to delay; to withhold.
ETYM Latin differre to defer, to delay.
To be different.