Meaning of temporize
Pronunciation: (tem'pu-rīz"), [key]
— -rized, -riz•ing.
- to be indecisive or evasive to gain time or delay acting.
- to comply with the time or occasion; yield temporarily or ostensibly to prevailing opinion or circumstances.
- to treat or parley so as to gain time (usually fol. by with).
- to come to terms (usually fol. by with).
- to effect a compromise (usually fol. by between).
- temporize (Thesaurus)