fer＝to carry（运；载），to bear（忍耐）
1 giving way to the views, wishes, etc of others, usu out of respect; respect 遵从; 服从; 顺从; 尊敬; 尊重; 敬重
*treat one's elders with due deference 以应有的尊敬对待较自己年长的人
* show deference to a judge 表示对裁判的尊重.
2 (idm 习语) in deference to sb/sth out of respect for sb/sth 出于对某人[某事物]的尊重
*In deference to our host I decided not to challenge his controversial remarks. 我出于对主人的尊敬, 不对他那易引起争论的话表示异议.
polite behaviour that shows that you respect someone and are therefore willing to accept their opinions or judgment
Lewis was annoyed that Adam did not show enough respect and deference to him.
out of/in deference to sth
(=because you respect someone's beliefs, opinions etc)
They were married in church out of deference to their parents' wishes.
1. He was welcomed with deference. 人们怀着敬意欢迎他。