temporize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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temporizeverb [I]

formal (UK usually temporise) uk   /ˈtem.pər.aɪz/  us   /-pə.raɪz/
to ​delay making a ​decision or ​statingyouropinion in ​order to get an ​advantage
(Definition of temporize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “temporize”
in Chinese (Simplified) (为了争取有利条件而)拖延时间…
in Chinese (Traditional) (為了爭取有利條件而)拖延時間…
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