HyperDic: tergiversate

English > 2 senses of the word tergiversate:
VERBcommunicationtergiversate, beat around the bush, equivocate, prevaricate, palterbe deliberately ambiguous or unclear / unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
communicationtergiversate, apostatize, apostatiseabandon one's beliefs or allegiances
English > tergiversate: 2 senses > 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, equivocate, prevaricate, palter
Broadermisinform, misleadGive false / false or misleading information to
Spanishmentir, prevaricar, tergiversar
Catalanprevaricar, tergiversar
Nounstergiversationfalsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
English > tergiversate: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningabandon one's beliefs or allegiances.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsapostatize, apostatise
Broaderdisown, renounce, repudiateCast off
Spanishapostatar
Catalanapostatar
Nounstergiversationthe act of abandoning a party for cause

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