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equivocate

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  • to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent [Princeton Review]
  • speak in an ambiguous way to hide the truth or mislead people [Barron]
  • to use ambiguous or unclear expressions, usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead; prevaricate or hedge: When asked directly for his position on disarmament, the candidate only equivocated. [Webster]
  • try to deceive by equivocal language [Nandigam]

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