equivocate

|ɪˈkwɪvəkeɪt|

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Слово Дня - equivocate - увиливать, говорить двусмысленно, затемнять смысл, говорить уклончиво

Description

to use unclear language especially to deceive or mislead someone

Examples

  • 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.

 

Translation

увиливать, говорить двусмысленно, затемнять смысл, говорить уклончиво

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