equivocate

Definitions:

  • To use equivocal language to deceive someone or avoid committing oneself to a position. <i>synonym</i>: <strong> lie</strong>.
  • Having a double signification.
  • To use words of a doubtful signification; express one's opinions in terms which admit of different interpretations; specifically, to use ambiguous expressions with a view to mislead; prevaricate.
  • To render equivocal; render false or lying.
  • To use words of equivocal or doubtful signification; to express one's opinions in terms which admit of different senses, with intent to deceive; to use ambiguous expressions with a view to mislead.
  • To render equivocal or ambiguous.
  • To use words of equivocal or doubtful signification; to express one's opinions in terms which admit of different senses, with intent to deceive; to use ambiguous expressions with a view to mislead; as, to equivocate is the work of duplicity.
  • To render equivocal or ambiguous.
  • be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
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