HyperDic: temporize

English > 1 sense of the word temporize:
VERBchangetemporize, temporisedraw out a discussion or process in order to gain time
temporize > pronunciation
Soundsteh'mperay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > temporize: 1 sense > verb 1, change
Meaningdraw out a discussion or process in order to gain time.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The speaker temporized in order to delay the vote"
Synonymtemporise
Broaderprolong, protract, extend, draw outlengthen in time
Nounstemporizersomeone who temporizes

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