What does tergiversate mean?

Definitions for tergiversate
ˈtɜr dʒɪ vərˌseɪt, tərˈdʒɪv ər-ter·giver·sate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beat around the bush, equivocate, tergiversate, prevaricate, palterverb

    be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

  2. apostatize, apostatise, tergiversateverb

    abandon one's beliefs or allegiances

Wiktionary

  1. tergiversateverb

    To evade, to equivocate using subterfuge; to deliberately obfuscate.

    Etymology: From tergiversor; from tergum + verso, frequentive of verto.

  2. tergiversateverb

    To change sides or affiliation; to apostatize.

    Etymology: From tergiversor; from tergum + verso, frequentive of verto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tergiversateverb

    to shift; to practice evasion; to use subterfuges; to shuffle

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tergiversate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tergiversate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  • vymlouvat se, vytáčet, odpadnout, přeběhnoutCzech
  • tergiversarSpanish
  • takki, kääntääFinnish
  • dérober, retourner sa chemise, tergiverser, changer de campFrench
  • tergiversarPortuguese
  • увёртываться, увиливать, уклоняться, отступаться, предаватьRussian

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