(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Temporized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Temporizing (?).] [F. temporiser. See Temporal of time.] 1. 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.
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They might their grievance inwardly complain,
But outwardly they needs must temporize.
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2. To delay; to procrastinate. [R.] Bacon.
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3. To comply; to agree. [Obs.] Shak.
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