Synonyms of temporize in English:


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1‘he'd been temporizing for weeks, hoping the problem would go away’

equivocate, procrastinate, play for time, play a waiting game, stall, use delaying tactics, avoid committing oneself, avoid making a decision, delay, hang back, beat about the bush, be evasive, prevaricate, be indecisive, hesitate
British hum and haw
US informal kick the can down the road
archaic palter
rare tergiversate, use Fabian tactics