Definition of tergiversate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    tergiversate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//tərˈdʒɪvərˌseɪt//
     
    , NAmE//ˈtərdʒəvərˌseɪt//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tergiversate
     
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    he / she / it tergiversates
     
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    past simple tergiversated
     
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    -ing form tergiversating
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to make statements that deliberately hide the truth or that avoid answering a question directly
  2. 2[intransitive] to stop being loyal to one person, group, or religion and begin to support another
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NAmE//tərˌdʒɪvərˈseɪʃn//
 
, NAmE//ˌtərdʒəvərˈseɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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