TemporizeTEM-pə-riyzPart of speech: verbOrigin: French, late 16th century
1Avoid making a decision or committing oneself in order to gain time.2Temporarily adopt a particular course in order to conform to the circumstances.
Examples of Temporize in a sentence “The council intended to temporize the vote until the final member could arrive.” “Kyra decided to temporize her roommate’s walking pace to continue the conversation.”

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