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Definition of equivocate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

equivocate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪˈkwɪvəˌkeɪt//
 
[intransitive, transitive] (+ speech) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they equivocate
 
he / she / it equivocates
 
past simple equivocated
 
-ing form equivocating
 
 
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to talk about something in a way that is deliberately not clear in order to avoid or hide the truth
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