temporize


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Synonyms for temporize

draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time

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Members seem to feel that "if I temporize long enough, he will go away," he said.
Yet the administration has chosen to temporize in its dealing with Pyongyang in order to focus on the unnecessary, UN-authorized confrontation with Iraq.
Do we intervene, if necessary with military force, or do we continue to temporize and rationalize our collective inaction?
To temporize with her affections would be to ascribe impurity to them, and to the extent that she sees herself as incapable of doing this, she similarly eschews the possibility of moderating her grief and thus acting according to the time.
For starters, it would temporize the account in a way that redirects our attention to more extensive periods of constitutional transformation.
Until then, however, Lyman (and the rest of the family) really did temporize on the issue of slavery, remaining colonizationists until rather late in the day.
Goldensohn and colleagues[12] suggest that the reduction in diagnostic tests seen with the institution of counseling for medical patients in their study may have resulted from one of several situations, including the fact that physicians who are uncomfortable handling emotional aspects of patient care temporize with diagnostic testing.
Optimally, she would try, to temporize, which would buy time for further discussions regarding this issue and allow for other options to be explored.
Another problem with the chamber was that it kept attracting people who heard it might temporize or reverse the aging process.
In addition, our decision last quarter to temporize production, along with an increase in shipments, led to a reduction in inventory turnover levels from four weeks at the end of the second quarter, to over two weeks at the end of the third quarter for large panels," said Ron Wirahadiraksa, CFO of LG.