equivocate

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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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Given the opportunity to do just that, President Clinton nonetheless equivocated his support in a 90 minute speech that left most business leaders puzzled as to why he took the trouble to attend.
At Dartmouth, Pam Misener, assistant dean of the Office of Student Life and adviser to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered students, equivocated when it came to admitting that the Edward Carpenter fund had been rejected by the school on numerous occasions in the 1980s.
The second part of the book traces the careers of humanists who, pressured by both sides to demonstrate their conformity to dogmatic truths, equivocated, withdrew, and feigned conformity (Nicodemism) in order to avoid p ossible attacks from clergy and reprisals for theological non-conformity.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the supposed standard-bearer of Burmese democracy, has equivocated on their plight, or been silent altogether, for too long.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has failed to offer a clear way forward and has equivocated on how Turkey will support the gathering international coalition in favour of air action.
When my mom asked if I'd found any studies, I equivocated.
DNA fingerprint typing for bacteria, however, cannot be equivocated to human DNA fingerprint typing.
Clinical embryologist Michalis Pelekanos said for example that the notion of 'surrogacy' equivocated between women getting pregnant by their own genetic material or else the genetic material of someone else.
They had squirmed and equivocated for five years since I had held up, at a Washington tax hearing, two bottles of Christian Brothers brandy and Christian Brothers wine and demanded to know why profits from such holy products should be exempt as "church" profits.
And Cameron equivocated when asked if the Butcher of Benghazi should be toppled.
The commissioner equivocated, suggesting that the CAP had to use existing tools to enhance environmental sustainability.