equivocate definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to utilize equivocal language deliberately.
    • in order to prevent making an explicit statement. See Synonyms at lie2.
    • To use words of equivocal or skeptical signification; expressing an individual's opinions with regards to which admit various senses, with intention to deceive; to make use of uncertain expressions with a view to mislead.
    • to make use of equivocal language deliberately.
    • in order to prevent making an explicit statement. See Synonyms at lie2.
    • to make use of words of equivocal or skeptical signification; to express an individual's views in terms which admit of various senses, with intent to deceive; to use ambiguous expressions with a view to mislead.
    • To use equivocal language intentionally.
    • To avoid making an explicit statement. See Synonyms at lie2.
    • To use terms of equivocal or skeptical signification; expressing one's views in terms which acknowledge of various senses, with intent to deceive; to use uncertain expressions with a view to mislead.
  • verb:
    • To use words of equivocal or skeptical signification; expressing your viewpoints with regards to which admit of different senses, with intent to deceive; to utilize uncertain expressions with a view to mislead; because, to equivocate is the work of duplicity.
    • To render equivocal or ambiguous.
    • be intentionally ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
    • To use terms of equivocal or skeptical signification; to express one's opinions with regards to which acknowledge various sensory faculties, with intent to deceive; to utilize ambiguous expressions with a view to mislead; because, to equivocate is the work of duplicity.
    • To make equivocal or uncertain.
    • be intentionally uncertain or confusing to be able to mislead or withhold information
    • to make use of terms of equivocal or doubtful signification; to express one's opinions in terms which acknowledge various senses, with intention to deceive; to make use of ambiguous expressions with a view to mislead; as, to equivocate is the work of duplicity.
    • To render equivocal or ambiguous.
    • be deliberately ambiguous or ambiguous in order to mislead or withhold information
  • verb-transitive:
    • To render equivocal or uncertain.
    • To make equivocal or uncertain.
    • To render equivocal or uncertain.
  • others:
    • to utilize terms of a doubtful signification; express one's opinions in terms which confess of different interpretations; specifically, to make use of uncertain expressions with a view to mislead; prevaricate.
    • To render equivocal; render false or lying.
    • Having a double signification.
    • To use words of a doubtful signification; show a person's views in terms which acknowledge of different interpretations; especially, to utilize ambiguous expressions with a view to mislead; prevaricate.
    • To make equivocal; render untrue or lying.
    • Having a double signification.
    • to make use of terms of a doubtful signification; show an individual's opinions in terms which confess various interpretations; particularly, to make use of uncertain expressions with a view to mislead; prevaricate.
    • To render equivocal; render untrue or lying.
    • Having a double signification.

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