equivocate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “equivocate” in the English Dictionary

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equivocateverb [I]

uk   us   /ɪˈkwɪv.ə.keɪt/ formal
to ​speak in a way that is ​intentionally not ​clear and ​confusing to other ​people, ​especially to ​hide the ​truth: She ​accused the ​minister of equivocating, ​claiming that he had ​deliberatelyavoidedtelling the ​public how ​bad the ​problem really was.
noun [U] uk   us   /ɪˌkwɪv.əˈkeɪ.ʃən/
He ​answeredopenly and ​honestly without ​hesitation or equivocation.
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