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Meaning of equivocate

e•quiv•o•cate

Pronunciation: (i-kwiv'u-kāt"), [key]
— -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
  1. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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