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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 equiv·o·cate /ɪˈkwɪvəˌket/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·quiv·o·cate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Equivocated p. pr. & vb. n. Equivocating.]  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.   --Bp. Stillingfleet.
 Syn: -- To prevaricate; evade; shuffle; quibble. See Prevaricate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·quiv·o·cate v. t. To render equivocal or ambiguous.
    He equivocated his vow by a mental reservation.   --Sir G. Buck.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or
          withhold information [syn: beat around the bush, tergiversate,
           prevaricate, palter]