Temporize in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Temporize

to lengthen a discussion in order to have additional time to think or negotiate

Examples of Temporize in a sentence

Because we could not reach an agreement, we chose to break for refreshments in order to temporize.  🔊

The hostage negotiator has no choice but to temporize with the kidnapper by offering to send in food and drinks.  🔊

In hopes of moving their test to next week, the students will temporize at the beginning of class.  🔊

My persistent daughter will try to temporize when we refuse to extend her curfew.  🔊

If the owner turns down our first purchase offer, we will ask him to temporize so we can make another bid.  🔊

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