English version

equivocate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishequivocatee‧quiv‧o‧cate /ɪˈkwɪvəkeɪt/ verb [intransitive]  formalCLEAR/EASY TO UNDERSTAND to avoid giving a clear or direct answer to a questionequivocation /ɪˌkwɪvəˈkeɪʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
equivocateHe knew of course that Theo would equivocate.Wilson continues to equivocate about what action he will take.The courts continue to equivocate as to whether the traditional approach should be maintained.
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Verb table
equivocate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyequivocate
he, she, itequivocates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyequivocated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave equivocated
he, she, ithas equivocated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad equivocated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill equivocate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have equivocated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam equivocating
he, she, itis equivocating
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you, we, theyare equivocating
Past
I, he, she, itwas equivocating
you, we, theywere equivocating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been equivocating
he, she, ithas been equivocating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been equivocating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be equivocating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been equivocating
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