verb (used without object), tem·po·rized, tem·po·riz·ing.
- temporary duty,
- temporary hardness,
- temporary life annuity,
- temporary parasite,
- temporary tooth,
- temporomandibular joint,
- temporomandibular joint dysfunction,
- temporomandibular joint syndrome
Origin of temporize
Examples from the Web for temporization
Then, too, a temporization to one who is young means eternity.By the Light of the Soul|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Consequently she had recourse to temporization for present safety.
Word Origin for temporize
1550s (implied in temporizer), from Middle French temporiser "to pass one's time, wait one's time" (14c.), from Medieval Latin temporizare "pass time," perhaps via Vulgar Latin *temporare "to delay," from Latin tempus (genitive temporis) "time" (see temporal). Related: Temporized; temporizing.