defer to (someone or something)

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defer to (someone or something)

To submit or yield to someone or something. I really need to defer to your mother on this one—she's in charge of all the Thanksgiving plans.
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defer to someone or something (on something)

to yield to someone or something on some question or point. I will defer to Mary on that question. She would not defer to the committee on anything.
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Knowing how and when to defer to one another is key in maintaining a good balance in the costume/production designer union.
00--Scientists must defer to one another's judgment on matters too specialized for all to master.
Everyone must democratically agree to defer to one person," says Vinnie Conte, president of Conte Financial Planning, Longmont, Colo.
Complicating matters is the fact that traditionally, members of the Senate are quick to defer to one of their own.
And this is a fight that is winnable, despite Biden's early bumbling and the irrelevant conventional wisdom that the Senate will defer to one of its own.
When it is doing well, all three parts respect and defer to one another: spirit calls us to transcendence, universal meaning, and God; soul allows us to take the now, the human, the exception, and the flaw as part of the plan; and both come together in concrete, sensate incarnations.