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Synonyms for equivocate

Synonyms for equivocate

to use evasive or deliberately vague language

to stray from truthfulness or sincerity

Synonyms for equivocate

be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

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We will not equivocate, and we will meet those who have been misled by climate change denial in their communities.
He claimed that masses have deep trust over Army and election commission should go through such matters, which can cause to equivocate the elections.
Does my right honourable friend (Iain Duncan Smith) agree that to oppose or to equivocate on the policy of a cap on benefits is an outrageous insult to all hard-working people in this country?
We want a diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear programme, but part of that means that we must not equivocate if the time comes for the EU to introduce further sanctions," said Lidington.
But if such a prime minister begins to equivocate, questions could be raised about how resolute he is in seeking to raise the consumption tax rate.
SO our prime minister has been caught out at Chilcot - saying that there had been real term increases year on year in defence spending under Labour - when in fact in some years there had been cuts - shamelessly, rather than just admitting it, he tried to equivocate the fact arguing differences in "cash" and "resource" budgets.
Unlike today's journalists, Ernie Pyle did not feel the need to apologize or equivocate for chronicling and speaking on the soldier's behalf.
Employees expect their leaders to lead and to be accountable for their actions; they don't want them to equivocate or evade responsibility.
Put it down, if you like, to an inherent tendency to waffle and equivocate when faced with tough decisions.
A rabbi, centered on the truth of Torah, who does not equivocate on such fundamentals as G-d the creator, Torah from Sinai, the chosen people and final redemption and sacred customs.
There are candidates who constantly equivocate, leaning whichever way the wind blows.
But that effort may be wasted if the Iraqi government continues to equivocate in allowing the Sunnis to join the police and security services, and if Iraq's factions cannot agree on how to share the nation's power and wealth.
Rather than duck, dodge, equivocate, or obstinately refuse to acknowledge the deteriorating situation, John accepted responsibility and said he was wrong.
Regarding the American bishops' latest "Ministry to persons with a homosexual inclination: Guidelines for pastoral care," the official church continues to equivocate about its teaching on gays--that "objective disorder" thing.
Pinchbeck may equivocate about his more mystical excursions, but he's sure he's on solid ground when he sees evidence of our spiritual malaise in the damage caused by our abuse of natural resources, particularly burning petroleum.