Conflate vs Equivocate - What's the difference?

conflate | equivocate |


As verbs the difference between conflate and equivocate

is that conflate is to bring (things) together and fuse (them) into a single entity while equivocate is to use words of equivocal or doubtful signification; to express one's opinions in terms which admit of different senses, with intent to deceive; to use ambiguous expressions with a view to mislead; as, to equivocate is the work of duplicity.

As an adjective conflate

is (biblical criticism) combining elements from multiple versions of the same text.

As a noun conflate

is (biblical criticism) a conflate text, one which conflates multiple version of a text together.

conflate

English

Verb

(conflat)
  • To bring (things) together and fuse (them) into a single entity.
  • To mix together different elements.
  • To fail to properly distinguish or keep separate (things); to treat (them) as equivalent.
  • Synonyms

    * (to bring together) fuse, meld * (mix together) mix, blend, coalesce, commingle, flux, immix, merge

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (biblical criticism) Combining elements from multiple versions of the same text.
  • * 1999 , Emanuel Tov, The Greek and Hebrew Bible: Collected Essays on the Septuagint :
  • Why the redactor created this conflate version, despite its inconsistencies, is a matter of conjecture.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (biblical criticism) A conflate text, one which conflates multiple version of a text together.
  • References

    Anagrams

    * ----

    equivocate

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Verb

    (equivocat)
  • To use words of equivocal or doubtful signification; to express one's opinions in terms which admit of different senses, with intent to deceive; to use ambiguous expressions with a view to mislead; as, to equivocate is the work of duplicity.
  • All that Garnet had to say for him was that he supposed he meant to equivocate . -.
  • To render equivocal or ambiguous.
  • He equivocated his vow by a mental reservation. -.

    Synonyms

    * prevaricate * evade * shuffle * quibble * dodge * adumbrate

    See also

    * prevaricate