Today we make a toast: To the virtues of modesty and humility. May they never go out of style!
- To defer to someONE is to let them make a decision and to agree to follow it; for example, because they have more experience or expertise.
To defer to someTHING - a decision, someone's judgment, etc. - is to accept and follow it.
- defer を人に対して使う場合、例えば経験や専門知識が豊富であるという理由などで、誰かに決定を任せて、自分はそれに従うことに同意する、という意味になります。
- You'll soon find that it's best to defer to your superiors at this company. We're rather conservative here.
- When it's time to set prices, I usually just defer to my marketing team.
- Although I don't fully agree with their decision, I'll defer to the consensus of the group.
- I defer to your judgment on this. You know a lot more about Chinese culture than I do.