verb (used without object), tem·po·rized, tem·po·riz·ing.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH temporizetemporalize, temporize
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They might temporize with their own consciences, but not with public opinion.Mary Wollstonecraft|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
The young man began to temporize, saying that it would be necessary for him to get a license and a preacher.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
But Brand had made no mistake in estimating this youngster's force of character, nor did he seek to temporize.The Pillar of Light|Louis Tracy
To temporize with a known evil, announces either weakness, uncertainty, or collusion.Good Sense|Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
"I have not thought about that matter yet," she said, determined to temporize with the wretch, and gain a few days' respite.Guy Kenmore's Wife and The Rose and the Lily|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller