to use unclear language especially to deceive or mislead someone
- When asked about her tax plan, the candidate didn’t equivocate.
- The applicant seemed to be equivocating when we asked him about his last job.
- Bishops obfuscate, cardinals equivocate and Church spokesmen prevaricate as the tide of media condemnation surges around them.
- After kissing the subject, he just tapers off, equivocates, engages in euphemism.
- He has equivocated, frustrating even ardent supporters like Tauzin; and when he has finally acted, it has been to prolong rather than shorten the telecom slump.
- After initially equivocating, the ruler finally expressed on 15 August 1947 a preference to join Pakistan.
- It sounded like I was equivocating; that it wasn’t a real apology.
увиливать, говорить двусмысленно, затемнять смысл, говорить уклончиво