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Today we make a toast: To the virtues of modesty and humility. May they never go out of style!

Today's Lesson
DEFER   従う


  • 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。

    defer を決定や人の判断などに対して使う場合、それを受け入れて従う、という意味になります。



  1. You'll soon find that it's best to defer to your superiors at this company. We're rather conservative here.
  2. When it's time to set prices, I usually just defer to my marketing team.
  3. Although I don't fully agree with their decision, I'll defer to the consensus of the group.
  4. I defer to your judgment on this. You know a lot more about Chinese culture than I do.

英会話レッスンBe well!