Equivocate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈkwɪvəkeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word equivocate
Brit.  |ɪˈkwɪvəkeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word equivocate

verb

- be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information (syn: palter, prevaricate, tergiversate)

Examples

The applicant seemed to be equivocating when we asked him about his last job.

When asked about her tax plan, the candidate didn't equivocate.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: equivocate
he/she/it: equivocates
present participle: equivocating
past tense: equivocated
past participle: equivocated
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