verb (tergiversat, ing)
Etymology: Latin tergiversatus "to turn one's back, to shift"; tergum "back" + versare, frequentive of vertere "to turn."
- (intransitive) To evade, to equivocate using subterfuge; to deliberately obfuscate.
- (intransitive) To change sides or affiliation; to apostatize.
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