defer to - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] formal
present tense
I/you/we/theydefer to
he/she/itdefers to
present participledeferring to
past tensedeferred to
past participledeferred to
  1. to accept someone’s opinion or decision, especially because you respect them

    I will defer to Mr Walters on this point.

See also main entry: defer