简明英汉词典

temporize
[5tempEraIz]
v.
见风驶舵

美国传统词典[双解]

temporize
tem.po.rize
AHD:[tμm“p…-roz”]
D.J.[6temp*7raiz]
K.K.[6tWmp*7ra!z]
v.intr.(不及物动词)
tem.po.rizedtem.po.riz.ingtem.po.riz.es

(1)

To act evasively in order to gain time, avoid argument, or postpone a decision:
敷衍:为了节约时间、避免争吵或拖延决定而含糊行事:
“Colonial officials . . . ordered to enforce unpopular enactments, tended to temporize, to find excuses for evasion”(J.H. Parry)
“被命令来执行不受欢迎法案的殖民地官员们倾向于敷衍了事,去寻找逃避的理由”(J.H.帕里)

(2)

To engage in discussions or negotiations, especially so as to achieve a compromise or gain time.
调停:参加讨论或谈判,尤其是为了达成一个妥协或争取时间

(3)

To yield to current circumstances or necessities; act to suit the time.
见风使舵:向现实环境或需要妥协;见风使舵

语源

(1)

French temporiser
法语 temporiser

(2)

from Old French
源自 古法语

(3)

from Medieval Latin temporiz3e [to pass one's time]
源自 中世纪拉丁语 temporiz3e [打发某人的时间]

(4)

from Latin tempus tempor- [time]
源自 拉丁语 tempus tempor- [时间]

继承用法

temporization
AHD:[-p…r-1-z3“sh…n] (名词)

temporizer
n.(名词)

现代英汉词典

temporize
[5tempEraIz]
vi.

(1)

(为争取时间)应付,拖延

(2)

顺应时势,顺应潮流 (亦作: temporise)

美国传统词典

temporize
tem.po.rize
AHD:[tμm“p…-roz”]
D.J.[6temp*7raiz]
K.K.[6tWmp*7ra!z]
v.intr.
tem.po.rized, tem.po.riz.ing, tem.po.riz.es

(1)

To act evasively in order to gain time, avoid argument, or postpone a decision:
“Colonial officials . . . ordered to enforce unpopular enactments, tended to temporize, to find excuses for evasion”(J.H. Parry)

(2)

To engage in discussions or negotiations, especially so as to achieve a compromise or gain time.

(3)

To yield to current circumstances or necessities; act to suit the time.

语源

(1)

French temporiser

(2)

from Old French

(3)

from Medieval Latin temporiz3e [to pass one's time]

(4)

from Latin tempus tempor- [time]

继承用法

temporization
AHD:[-p…r-1-z3“sh…n] n.

temporizer
n.

英汉化学大词典

temporize
vt.投机,因循,拖延

英汉计算机大词典

temporize
vt.投机(因循,拖延

英汉心理学大词典

temporize
顺应时势

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