Definitions and translations for "temporize"

Definition of temporize

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1. To deliberately act evasively or prolong a discussion in order to gain time or postpone a decision, sometimes in order to reach a compromise or simply to make a conversation more temperate.
2. To comply with the time or occasion; to humor, or yield to, the current of opinion or circumstances; also, to trim, as between two parties.
3. To delay; to procrastinate.
4. To comply; to agree.
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English - English - temporize

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[temporize (Amer.) ] v. fit oneself to the time constraints; put off, postpone; evade a decision, avoid an answer (also temporise)
v. temporize, fit oneself to the time constraints

English - Spanish - temporize

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[temporize (Amer.) ] v. contemporizar, atemperar, patronizar, tratar de agradar; ser contemporizador

English - French - temporize

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[temporize (Amer.) ] v. temporiser, s'adapter aux besoins du temps; éviter de donner une réponse

English - German - temporize

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Amer.) ] v. abwarten; aufschieben; ausweichen

English - Indonesian - temporize

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v. menunggu kesempatan yg baik, menangguhkan, menunda-nunda, menyelaraskan diri

English - Italian - temporize

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[temporize (Amer.) ] v. temporeggiare, prendere tempo; adeguarsi alle circostanze; accordarsi, giungere a un accordo

English - Polish - temporize

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v. zwłoka: grać na zwłokę, ociągać się

English - Portuguese - temporize

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[temporize (Amer.) ] v. contemporizar; temporizar; delongar; adiar, retardar

English - Romanian - temporize

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v. adapta: se adapta timpului şi împrejurărilor, tărăgăna, temporiza, tergiversa

English - Russian - temporize

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[temporize (Amer.) ] г. стараться выиграть время, выжидать, медлить, колебаться

English - Turkish - temporize

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[temporize (Amer.) ] f. ayak uydurmak, zamana uymak, uygun zamanı kollamak, oyalamak

English - Ukrainian - temporize

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v. вичікувати, пристосовуватися, лавірувати

English - Dutch - temporize

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[temporize (Amer.) ] ww. proberen tot een compromis te komen, schipperen; tijd proberen te winnen, dralen

English - Greek - temporize

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[temporize (Amer.) ] ρήμ. χρονοτριβώ, καιροσκοπώ

English - Arabic - temporize

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‏كسب الوقت، سوف، تريث، ماطل، أطال المناقشة كسبا للوقت‏

English - Chinese - temporize

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[temporize (Amer.) ] (动) 顺应时势, 迎合潮流; 拖延, 应付; 妥协

English - Chinese - temporize

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[temporize (Amer.) ] (動) 順應時勢, 迎合潮流; 拖延, 應付; 妥協

English - Japanese - temporize

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[temporize (Amer.) ] (動) 時間稼ぎをする; ぐずぐずする; 延期する; 判断を見合わせる

English - Korean - temporize

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[temporize (Amer.) ] 동. 일시적 미봉책을 쓰다, 형세를 관망하다

English - Vietnamese - temporize

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v. điều đình, trì hỏan
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Verb forms for temporize
Present participle: temporizing
Present: temporize (3.person: temporizes)
Past: temporized
Future: will temporize
Present conditional: would temporize
Present Perfect: have temporized (3.person: has temporized)
Past Perfect: had temporized
Future Perfect: will have temporized
Past conditional: would have temporized