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Synonyms for tergiversate

to use evasive or deliberately vague language

to abandon one's cause or party usually to join another

Synonyms for tergiversate

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

abandon one's beliefs or allegiances

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Indeed, the draft resolution at the Security Council is not being immediately put to the vote, and can in fact be suspended until such trust has run out, if Tehran were to tergiversate. Or it can be put to sleep if Iran truly complies with the track of enticement in the twin tracks strategy of dealing with it which has been adopted by the United States and the 5+1 countries, especially after these countries have agreed to activate the track of threats by approving the text of the draft resolution on sanctions.
The 9-11 has marked a turning point not only showing how media tergiversates the meaning of reality but also how news are covered and fabricated.
The author's relation to his predecessors is not just a matter of imitation or borrowing; it is a relation of love or friendship, which tergiversates the entire personality of the young poet.
On the other hand, Arnold tergiversates in an endnote, "To claim that Shakespeare figures theatrical relations of power as democratic is not to claim that Shakespeare endorses democracy" (254).