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  1. temporize

    • IPA[ˈtempəˌrīz]

    美式

    • v.
      avoid making a decision or committing oneself in order to gain time;temporarily adopt a particular course in order to conform to the circumstances
    • verb: temporize, 3rd person present: temporizes, gerund or present participle: temporizing, past tense: temporized, past participle: temporized

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. avoid making a decision or committing oneself in order to gain time the opportunity was missed because the mayor still temporized
    • 2. temporarily adopt a particular course in order to conform to the circumstances their unwillingness to temporize had driven their country straight into conflict with France
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    • IPA[ˈtɛmpərʌɪz]

    英式

    • v.
      avoid making a decision or committing oneself in order to gain time: the opportunity was missed because the queen still temporized

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