verb (used without object), e·quiv·o·cat·ed, e·quiv·o·cat·ing.
- equivalent focal length,
- equivalent weight,
Origin of equivocate
Word Origin for equivocate
1590s, from Late Latin aequivocator, agent noun from aequivocare (see equivocation).
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.