Simple past tense and past participle of temporise. (verb)
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Use "temporised" in a sentence
"Another, smitten by the fair Shehrazade's bulky charms, had proposed matrimony, and offered as dowry a milch camel: she "temporised," not daring to return a positive refusal, and the suitor betrayed a certain"
"Thus the latter temporised & the political middle ground always moved their way."
"Barnes, the arch-traitor, temporised and told him falsehoods, and hesitated about throwing him off until the Marquis had declared himself?"