temporiser

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temporize or temporise (ˈtɛmpəˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  to delay, act evasively, or protract a discussion, negotiation, etc, esp in order to gain time or effect a compromise
2.  to adapt oneself to the circumstances or occasion, as by temporary or apparent agreement
 
[C16: from French temporiser, from Medieval Latin temporizāre, from Latin tempus time]
 
temporise or temporise
 
vb
 
[C16: from French temporiser, from Medieval Latin temporizāre, from Latin tempus time]
 
tempori'zation or temporise
 
n
 
tempori'sation or temporise
 
n
 
'temporizer or temporise
 
n
 
'temporiser or temporise
 
n

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