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An example use of defer in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… so I happily defer to the better man the …”
meanings of defer
After winning the opening coin toss, to postpone until the start of the second half a team's choice of whether to kick off or receive (and to allow the opposing team to make this choice at the start of the first half).
To postpone induction into military service.
To submit to the opinion or desire of another in respect to their judgment or authority.