[ ih-kwiv-uh-keyt ]
/ ɪˈkwɪv əˌkeɪt /
verb (used without object), e·quiv·o·cat·ed, e·quiv·o·cat·ing.
to use ambiguous or unclear expressions, usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead; prevaricate or hedge: When asked directly for his position on disarmament, the candidate only equivocated.
Origin of equivocate
e·quiv·o·cat·ing·ly, adverbe·quiv·o·ca·tor, nounnon·e·quiv·o·cat·ing, adjectiveout·e·quiv·o·cate, verb (used with object), out·e·quiv·o·cat·ed, out·e·quiv·o·cat·ing.
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Examples from the Web for unequivocating
Their unequivocating charge of disloyalty against drink has been irresistible.Huts in Hell|Daniel A. Poling
British Dictionary definitions for unequivocating
/ (ɪˈkwɪvəˌkeɪt) /
(intr) to use vague or ambiguous language, esp in order to avoid speaking directly or honestly; hedge
Derived Formsequivocatingly, adverbequivocator, nounequivocatory, adjective
Word Origin for equivocate
C15: from Medieval Latin aequivocāre, from Late Latin aequivocus ambiguous, equivocal
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