Definition of temporize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

temporize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈtɛmpəˌraɪz//
 
[intransitive](formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they temporize
 
he / she / it temporizes
 
past simple temporized
 
-ing form temporizing
 
 
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to delay making a decision or giving a definite answer, in order to gain time
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: temporize