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  Definition of Deference
  1. a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard; "his deference to her wishes was very flattering"; "be sure to give my respects to the dean"
  2. a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
  3. courteous regard for people''s feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"
Similar Words: respect, complaisance, compliance, compliancy, obligingness, respectfulness

 

Hyponyms: court, homage, last respects, props

 

Derivational Morphology: respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe, esteem, value, prize, prise, comply, follow, submit, bow, defer, accede, give in

 

 
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