equivocate

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الإنجليزية - الإنجليزية
To use words of equivocal or doubtful signification; to express one's opinions in terms which admit of different senses, with intent to deceive; to use ambiguous expressions with a view to mislead; as, to equivocate is the work of duplicity

All that Garnet had to say for him was that he supposed he meant to equivocate. -Edward Stillingfleet.

To render equivocal or ambiguous

He equivocated his vow by a mental reservation. -George Buck.

to use words of double meaning
{v} to speak doubly, shuffle, waver
{f} be ambiguous, prevaricate, use words with double meanings (especially with intent to deceive)
be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
When someone equivocates, they deliberately use vague language in order to deceive people or to avoid speaking the truth. He is equivocating a lot about what is going to happen if and when there are elections He had asked her once again about her finances. And again she had equivocated. + equivocation equivo·ca·tion Why doesn't the President say so without equivocation?. to avoid giving a clear or direct answer to a question
To use words of equivocal or doubtful signification; to express ones opinions in terms which admit of different senses, with intent to deceive; to use ambiguous expressions with a view to mislead; as, to equivocate is the work of duplicity
equivocation
A logical fallacy resulting from the use of multiple meanings of a single expression
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The use of expressions susceptible of a double signification, possibly intentionally and with the aim of misleading
equivocation
{n} a shuffling, delusive words
equivocated
past of equivocate
equivocates
third-person singular of equivocate
equivocating
present participle of equivocate
equivocation
a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
equivocation
falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language intentionally vague or ambiguous
equivocation
The informal fallacy that can result when an ambiguous word or phrase is used in different senses within a single argument Example: "Odd things arouse human suspicion But seventeen is an odd number Therefore, seventeen arouses human suspicion " Also see OCP, FF, GLF, and noesis
equivocation
The use of expressions susceptible of a double signification, with a purpose to mislead
equivocation
The use of ambiguous expressions in order to mislead
equivocation
{i} prevarication, used of ambiguity (especially with intent to deceive); expression having two or more possible meanings, ambiguous statement
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The frequent selection of the middle response (sometimes, uncertain, etc ) of several extremes or the response that is the least committal This has the effect of diluting the information provided
equivocation
A form of deception that uses vague language to dodge an issue
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intentionally vague or ambiguous
equivocation
falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
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Use of a word or expression, open to more than one meaning, so as to mislead or confuse, either because the user intends to mislead or is himself confused In a discussion or argument, the repetition of a basic term in another sense than that in which it was originally used
equivocation
to avoid committing oneself to what one says; uncertainty; uncertain or questioning disposition or mind
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