Equivocate Definition

equivocated, equivocates, equivocating
equivocated, equivocates, equivocating
To use equivocal terms in order to deceive, mislead, hedge, etc.; be deliberately ambiguous.
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Origin of Equivocate

  • From Medieval Latin aequivocātus, perfect passive participle of aequivocō (“I am called by the same name”), from Late Latin aequivocus (“ambiguous, equivocal”): confer French équivoquer. See equivocal.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English equivocaten from Medieval Latin aequivocāre aequivocāt- from Late Latin aequivocus equivocal equivocal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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