verb (used without object), e·quiv·o·cat·ed, e·quiv·o·cat·ing.
- equivalent focal length,
- equivalent weight,
Origin of equivocate
Examples from the Web for equivocate
As Brookhiser fully appreciates—he does not equivocate or run from the truth—Lincoln was no radical, no abolitionist.
But be sure you do not equivocate in the question of this girl.Married Life|John Baldwin Buckstone
Lionel had high notions of duty as well as of honour, and he would not equivocate to his mother.Verner's Pride|Mrs. Henry Wood
I could not equivocate with this woman, I could no more lie to her sorrow than to the Judgment.The Crossing|Winston Churchill
I do not equivocate when I say that love is instinctive, and that the latter-day expression of love is artificial.The Kempton-Wace Letters|Jack London
You must not equivocate, nor speak anything positively for which you have no authority but report, or conjecture, or opinion.
Word Origin for equivocate
early 15c., equivocaten, from Medieval Latin equivocatus, past participle of equivocare "to call by the same name," from Late Latin aequivocus (see equivocation). Related: Equivocated; equivocating.