temporize

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To deliberately act evasively or prolong a discussion in order to gain time or postpone a decision, sometimes in order to reach a compromise or simply to make a conversation more temperate
to pursue a policy of delay
{v} to comply with the time, to delay
To comply with the time or occasion; to humor, or yield to, the current of opinion or circumstances; also, to trim, as between two parties
To comply; to agree
draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time; "The speaker temporized in order to delay the vote"
draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time; "The speaker temporized in order to delay the vote
To delay; to procrastinate
{f} fit oneself to the time constraints; put off, postpone; evade a decision, avoid an answer (also temporise)
tem·po·rize temporizes temporizing temporized in BRIT, also use temporise If you say that someone is temporizing, you mean that they keep doing unimportant things in order to delay something important such as making a decision or stating their real opinion. They are still temporizing in the face of what can only be described as a disaster `Not exactly, sir,' temporized Sloan. to delay or avoid making a decision in order to gain time
temporizer
{n} a timeserver, trimmer, turncoat
temporise
{f} fit oneself to the time constraints; put off, postpone; evade a decision, avoid an answer (also temporize)
temporise
draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time; "The speaker temporized in order to delay the vote"
temporization
{i} postponement, putting off; evasion, avoidance; act of compromising, coming to terms with
temporization
The act of temporizing
temporizer
{i} person who temporizes; one who fits oneself to the time constraints (also temporiser)
temporizer
someone who temporizes; someone who tries to gain time or who waits for a favorable time
temporizer
A person who temporizes
temporizer
One who temporizes; one who yields to the time, or complies with the prevailing opinions, fashions, or occasions; a trimmer
temporizing
present participle of temporize
temporize
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