HyperDic: equivocate

English > 1 sense of the word equivocate:
VERBcommunicationequivocate, beat around the bush, tergiversate, prevaricate, palterbe deliberately ambiguous or unclear / unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
equivocate > pronunciation
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English > equivocate: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
MeaningBe deliberately ambiguous or unclear / unclear in order to mislead or withhold information.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsbeat around the bush, tergiversate, prevaricate, palter
Broadermisinform, misleadGive false / false or misleading information to
Spanishmentir, prevaricar, tergiversar
Catalanprevaricar, tergiversar
Nounsequivocationfalsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
equivocationintentionally vague or ambiguous
equivocationa statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
equivocatora respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer

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