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  1. tergiversate

    • IPA[ˈtəːdʒɪvəˌseɪt]

    英式

    • v.
      make conflicting or evasive statements; equivocate;change one's loyalties; abandon a belief or principle.
    • verb: tergiversate, 3rd person present: tergiversates, gerund or present participle: tergiversating, past tense: tergiversated, past participle: tergiversated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. make conflicting or evasive statements; equivocate the more she tergiversated, the greater grew the ardency of the reporters for an interview
    • 2. change one's loyalties; abandon a belief or principle.
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    • IPA[ˈtərjəvərˌsāt]

    美式

    • v.
      make conflicting or evasive statements; equivocate: the more she tergiversated, the greater grew the ardency of the reporters for an interview

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