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temporize

[tem-puh-rahyz]
verb (used without object), temporized, temporizing.
1.
to be indecisive or evasive to gain time or delay acting.
2.
to comply with the time or occasion; yield temporarily or ostensibly to prevailing opinion or circumstances.
3.
to treat or parley so as to gain time (usually followed by with ).
4.
to come to terms (usually followed by with ).
5.
to effect a compromise (usually followed by between ).
Also, especially British, temporise.


Origin:
1570–80; < Medieval Latin temporizāre to hang back, delay, equivalent to Latin tempor- (stem of tempus) time + Medieval Latin -izāre -ize

temporization, noun
temporizer, noun
temporizingly, adverb
nontemporizing, adjective
nontemporizingly, adverb

temporalize, temporize.


1. hedge, stall, equivocate.
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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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temporize
1555 (implied in temporizer), from M.Fr. temporiser "to pass one's time, wait one's time" (14c.), from M.L. temporizare "pass time," perhaps via V.L. *temporare "to delay," from L. tempus (gen. temporis) "time."
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