"Equivocate" - meaning to avoid giving a clear or direct answer to a question
Can someone clarify when the word "equivocate" should be used in a sentence?
Example (found here):
"I can tell when you're stressed out, because you'll equivocate and avoid all of my questions."
Since "equivocate" means avoiding to give a clear or direct answer to a question, why would the person in the example add "and avoid all off my questions" after saying that he'll equivocate? Isn't that counterintuitive?
Also, is it possible to equivocate with someone? - Example (found here):
"I don't appreciate when you equivocate with me, it seems disingenuous."
I assume equivocate was used incorrectly in this sentence as it would be the same as saying: "I don't appreciate when you avoid giving me a clear or direct answer with me, it seems disingenuous."
My intentions with this question is to understand when and how to use equivocate, it would be great if you in your answer could include my examples and explain how it might be right or wrong to use it in that scenario.