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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To lengthen a discussion or process to gain time or delay.

Usage examples (37)
  • The senator may temporize in order to delay the vote.
  • Against his will and against his nature he began to temporize, meaning later to revenge his present humiliation upon his son.
  • But Baneelon, though haughty, knew how to temporize.
  • "I could temporize or perhaps rationalize my actions." for more
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