obfuscate obfuscate  /ˈɑb fə ˌskeɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (v) make obscure or unclear

Usage(s):

  1. The members of the media who deliberately obfuscate the truth to advance their own agenda should be prosecuted.
  2. The prosecution did not allow the witness to obfuscate the facts of the case. She grilled the witness till she got the story straight.
  3. The defendant attempted to obfuscate the facts to confuse the prosecuting attorney.

News

  • S.F. Examiner President Talks Free Michelle Shocked Concert

    S.F. Newspaper Company President Todd Vogt spoke with CBS5's Joe Vazquez today, in an attempt to either clarify or obfuscate (we're still not quite sure ourselves) his company's reasons for bringing Michelle Shocked back to San Francisco for a free concert on Pride weekend, just months after she went on a confusing anti-gay rant onstage at Yoshi's. [ more › ]
    on June 19, 2013     Source: SFist

Quotes

  1. "There was absolutely no conscious intention to manipulate the language, or to obfuscate, or to create a misunderstanding as to what they might refer to," Scarlett said.
    on Dec 8, 2009 By: John Scarlett Source: CBC.ca

  2. Whitman pointed out that her son was in the World Trade Center complex that day, "and I almost lost him," at which point Ellison said he would not "stand here and allow you to try to obfuscate." "I have been called a liar even in this...
    on Jun 25, 2007 By: Christie Whitman Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. Even Hatch responded to this claim in the Salt Lake Tribune: "I don't believe the administration has dealt totally fairly on this issue. I just think the House leadership took the position `Hey, we don't want to give them more time to obfuscate the...
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Orrin Hatch Source: Bloomberg

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