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synonyms for equivocate

  • cavil
  • dodge
  • elude
  • escape
  • eschew
  • evade
  • falsify
  • fence
  • fib
  • flip-flop
  • fudge
  • hedge
  • jive
  • lie
  • palter
  • parry
  • prevaricate
  • pussyfoot
  • quibble
  • shuck
  • shuffle
  • sidestep
  • stonewall
  • tergiversate
  • waffle
  • beat around the bush
  • beg the question
  • blow hot and cold
  • cloud the issue
  • cop a plea
  • cop out
  • cover up
  • double-talk
  • give the runaround
  • hem and haw
  • mince words
  • pass the buck
  • run around
  • sit on the fence
  • tell white lie
  • tergiverse
  • weasel
See also synonyms for: equivocating / equivocator
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antonyms for equivocate

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  • confront
  • encounter
  • face
  • meet
  • release
  • take on
  • tell the truth
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How to use equivocate in a sentence

"I won't equivocate," responded the head of the Falkins family with blunt directness.
THE CODE OF THE MOUNTAINSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
At all events, for some reason, the ex-Attorney-General was afraid to accept this opportunity to equivocate.
THE JUDICIAL MURDER OF MARY E. SURRATTDAVID MILLER DEWITT
I do not equivocate when I say that love is instinctive, and that the latter-day expression of love is artificial.
THE KEMPTON-WACE LETTERSJACK LONDON
When one thus remains in the clouds, he need not fear to equivocate.
WHAT IS PROPERTY?P. J. PROUDHON
But her stainless heart was too proud in virtue to palter and equivocate with circumstances.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, VOL. 13, NO. 361, SUPPLEMENTARY ISSUE (1829)VARIOUS
Mr. North did not equivocate; he never lied when the truth would answer the purpose equally well.
EMPIRE BUILDERSFRANCIS LYNDE
No real business man will take advantage of a customer's ignorance, nor equivocate nor misrepresent.
BURROUGHS' ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF ASTOUNDING FACTS AND USEFUL INFORMATION, 1889BARKHAM BURROUGHS
Beaten in the open field, the church began to equivocate, to evade, and to give new meanings to inspired words.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT G. INGERSOLL, VOL. 11 (OF 12)ROBERT G. INGERSOLL
"A woman who could do such a deed would be the last to thrill, equivocate, and faint," I retorted.
THE LEAVENWORTH CASEANNA KATHERINE GREEN
It has been said the name was given that topers might equivocate and say that they “frequently go to church.”
THE HISTORY OF SIGNBOARDSJACOB LARWOOD
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WORDS RELATED TO EQUIVOCATE

  • batten
  • black out
  • bottle up
  • bury
  • camouflage
  • conceal
  • cover
  • deflect
  • disguise
  • dissemble
  • equivocate
  • gloss
  • guard
  • hush up
  • inhume
  • inter
  • mask
  • misinform
  • misrepresent
  • misrepresent/misquote
  • obscure
  • paint
  • protect
  • screen
  • secrete
  • shelter
  • shield
  • stifle
  • suppress
  • veil
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.