Definition of equivocate in English:

equivocate

Line breaks: equivo|cate
Pronunciation: /ɪˈkwɪvəkeɪt
 
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verb

[no object]

Derivatives

equivocator

noun
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  • Indeed, there's reason to hope that even the most benighted American moral equivocators may come to realize that the message of September is the exact opposite of the one they've been preaching.
  • Paul Newman has played moral equivocators his entire career, whether they were good guys or bad.
  • Like one equivocator who was well-known for her ability to fudge her forecasts, some of the psychics offered predictions for 2000 that were just as wishy-washy.

equivocatory

adjective
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  • He also contends that his qualification of the government's factual proffer, as described above, showed that he was "equivocatory" on entering the plea.
  • It can be casually entertaining, dull but compelling because of its authorship or outrageously challenging an equivocatory, apologetic or blatantly misleading editorial.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'use a word in more than one sense'): from late Latin aequivocat- 'called by the same name', from the verb aequivocare, from aequivocus (see equivocal).

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