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dilatar [di.la.tar.] : delay (v.)
[ Etymology: Spanish: dilatar: prolong; put off ]

Derivatives of dilatar

n. (time)1. delay, hold, postponement, time lag, waittime during which some action is awaited.; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
~ pause, intermission, suspension, interruption, breaka time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something.
~ extensiona mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt.; "they applied for an extension of the loan"
~ moratoriuma legally authorized postponement before some obligation must be discharged.
~ retardationthe extent to which something is delayed or held back.
n. (act)2. delay, holdupthe act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time.
~ disruption, interruption, gap, breakan act of delaying or interrupting the continuity.; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
~ inactivitybeing inactive; being less active.
~ demurragedetention of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure.
~ forbearancea delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting.; "his forbearance to reply was alarming"
~ deferment, deferral, postponementact of putting off to a future time.
~ cunctation, procrastination, shillyshallythe act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time.
~ lag, slowdown, retardationthe act of slowing down or falling behind.
~ dalliance, dawdling, triflingthe deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working.
~ filibuster(law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches.
~ lingering, tarriancethe act of tarrying.
v. (change)3. delay, detain, hold upcause to be slowed down or delayed.; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
~ decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retardlose velocity; move more slowly.; "The car decelerated"
~ stonewallengage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate.; "The President stonewalled when he realized the plot was being uncovered by a journalist"
~ catchdelay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned.; "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting"
~ stalldeliberately delay an event or action.; "she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"
~ buy timeact so as to delay an event or action in order to gain an advantage.
v. (stative)4. delayact later than planned, scheduled, or required.; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
~ pause, hesitateinterrupt temporarily an activity before continuing.; "The speaker paused"
~ hold off, wait, hold backwait before acting.; "the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"
~ dilly-dally, dillydally, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, procrastinate, stall, shillyshallypostpone doing what one should be doing.; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"
~ procrastinatepostpone or delay needlessly.; "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"
~ defer, postpone, prorogue, put off, set back, shelve, table, put over, remit, hold overhold back to a later time.; "let's postpone the exam"
v. (change)5. delay, detain, staystop or halt.; "Please stay the bloodshed!"
~ retard, delay, checkslow the growth or development of.; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
v. (change)6. check, delay, retardslow the growth or development of.; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
~ alter, change, modifycause to change; make different; cause a transformation.; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
~ dampencheck; keep in check (a fire).
~ detain, delay, staystop or halt.; "Please stay the bloodshed!"