temporize

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intr. v.

1. to accept or adapt to a situation, to compromise

2. to postpone a decision in order to gain time

Synonyms

Stall

Procrastinate

Adapt

Antonyms

Advance

Finish

Remain unchanging

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Sentences

Suzy regretted having temporized with her schoolwork, because when she finally did it she had to write an entire essay in one night.


Mark was normally stubborn, but he temporized so that he could see his daughters after the divorce.

How to Pronounce Temporize