how to pronounce temporize


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temporize is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of temporize


  1. To comply; to agree.
  2. To delay; to procrastinate.
  3. 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.
  4. To apply a temporary piece of dental work that will later be removed.
  5. 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; to stall for time.

temporize frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word temporize occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics temporize can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that temporize can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with temporize


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