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Verb: tergiversate  'tur-ji-vu(r),seyt or tur'ji-vu(r),seyt
  1. Be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
    - beat around the bush [informal], equivocate, prevaricate, palter, beat about the bush [informal], weasel [informal]
  2. Abandon one's beliefs or allegiances
    - apostatize, apostatise [Brit]

Derived forms: tergiversated, tergiversates, tergiversating

Type of: disinform, disown, misinform, mislead, renounce, repudiate

Encyclopedia: Tergiversate