temporize

intr. v.


  1. To accept or adapt to a situation; to compromise.
  2. To postpone a decision in order to gain time.

Synonyms

compromise, stall

Antonyms

face, advance

Sentences

Harry was bright, calculating, and inclined to temporize rather than to strike in the heat of the moment.


The policemen were compelled to temporize and make concessions to avoid any harm to the hostages.

You Think Im Stalling