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EQUIVOCATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does equivocate mean? 

EQUIVOCATE (verb)
  The verb EQUIVOCATE has 1 sense:

1. be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

  Familiarity information: EQUIVOCATE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EQUIVOCATE (verb)


Sense 1equivocate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

beat around the bush; equivocate; palter; prevaricate; tergiversate

Hypernyms (to "equivocate" is one way to...):

misinform; mislead (give false or misleading information to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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