verb (equivocat, ing)
- (intransitive) 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.
Translations: Etymology: aequivocatus, present participle of aequivocari to be called by the same name, from Latin aequivocus: confer équivoquer. See equivocal.
- All that Garnet had to say for him was that he supposed he meant to . -Bp. Stillingfleet.
- To render equivocal or ambiguous.
- He equivocated his vow by a mental reservation. -Sir G. Buck.
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