The Closing Word: Temporize

Image of Closing Word IconThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you how to specifically implement it in business. A well-spoken, intelligent agent inspires confidence with clients and colleagues alike.

This week’s closing word: Temporize

Pronounced: (TEM-puh-ryz)


1. To delay so as to gain time or to avoid making a decision.
2. Temporarily adopt a particular course in order to conform to the circumstances.


“The long holiday weekend will allow us to temporize before responding to the buyer’s offer.”


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