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deference - Dictionary definition and meaning for word deference

(noun) a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
Synonyms : respect
Example Sentence
  • his deference to her wishes was very flattering
  • be sure to give my respects to the dean

(noun) courteous regard for people's feelings
Synonyms : respect , respectfulness
Example Sentence
  • in deference to your wishes
  • out of respect for his privacy

(noun) a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for deference

if there is no DIFFERENCE between you and him, then you will respect his wishes.
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by gremadness

sounds like REVERENCE
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by userdce

defeat+reverence. in battles we give reverence to even those who we defeat, hence deference to all.
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by cs03423

if you will make no DEFERENCE(difference) between ST/SC/OBC and GENERAL, you will be RESPECTED
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by nikhilparasher

defer rhymes wit refer..
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by imajeeth

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by nileshdive

DEFERENCE---> sounds like---> di-farmaiye = you are asking respectfully frm ur didi.
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by pingu

there's difference between boss and servant ,so servant respects boss
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by keshavpalpali

deference sounds like reference ..so doing things on regard of some1 who is in reference
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by deepa.1410

deference=de+reference -> without refer to
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by pateheo

deference sounds like reference. If you have a reference for a letter of recommendation, then you usually respect that reference.
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by solracselbor

deference Read as "desire + reference" someone acting in reference to your desires.
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by GOD

It sounds like preference,which means giving priority 2 othr
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by Maverick_shishir

it is like reference of respectable persons which you add in your CV
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by sandeepkonda

Deference; defer means to agree with someone.
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by shaktipada

deference=def+her+hence give her respect
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by sansecretcp

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