Synonyms and Antonyms of equivocate

  1. to avoid giving a definite answer or position <the candidate equivocated as long as he could on controversial issues> Synonyms fudge, hedge, pussyfoot, tergiversate, waffle, weasel Related Words flip-flop, yo-yo; dodge, duck, elude, eschew, evade, shake, shirk, shun, sidestep, skirt; bypass, circumvent; cavil, quibble; straddle Phrases beat around (or about) the bush, hem and haw, straddle the fence

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