Variant of temporize
- to suit one's actions to the time, occasion, or circumstances, without reference to principle
- to give temporary compliance or agreement, evade immediate decision, etc., so as to gain time or avoid argument
- to parley or deal (with a person, etc.) so as to gain time
- to effect a compromise (with a person, etc., or between persons or parties); negotiate
Origin: Fr temporiser from Midieval Latin temporizare from Classical Latin tempus, time: see temper
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