Part of speech: verb

To pursue a time serving policy; delay; procrastinate. temporise.

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Usage examples "temporize":

  1. " Oh, yes," he replied and then he began to temporize. - "Shadow Mountain", Dane Coolidge.
  2. I tried to temporize. - "Kent Knowles: Quahaug", Joseph C. Lincoln.
  3. While the Anglo- Indian is bold, frank and just, even to harshness, the Hindu is subtle, affable, practiced to dissimulation, with ready susceptibilities to temporize and to barter justice for expediency. - "India’s Problem Krishna or Christ", John P. Jones.