Temporize

Definition of Temporize

Tem´po`rize
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Temporized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Temporizing .]
They might their grievance inwardly complain,
But outwardly they needs must temporize.
- Daniel.
2.To delay; to procrastinate.
3.To comply; to agree.

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