Definitions for: Tergiversate

[v] abandon one's beliefs or allegiances
[v] be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

Webster (1913) Definition: Ter"gi*ver*sate, v. i. [L. tergiversatus, p. p.
of tergiversari to turn one's back, to shift; tergum back +
versare, freq. of vertere to turn. See Verse.]
To shift; to practice evasion; to use subterfuges; to
shuffle. [R.] --Bailey.

Synonyms: apostatise, apostatize, equivocate, palter, prevaricate

See Also: misinform, mislead, renounce, repudiate

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