Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of TERGIVERSATE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  abandon one's beliefs or allegiances
  2. [v]  be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
 

TERGIVERSATE is a 12 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: apostatise, apostatize, equivocate, palter, prevaricate
 
 See Also: misinform, mislead, renounce, repudiate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY