Definition of Prevaricate in English :

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1. beat around the bush, equivocate, palter, prevaricate, tergiversate

be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

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see synonyms of prevaricate
to speak or act falsely or evasively with intent to deceive

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verb intransitiveWord forms: preˈvariˌcated or preˈvariˌcating
to turn aside from, or evade, the truth; equivocate
to tell an untruth; lie

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v. pre·var·i·cat·ed, pre·var·i·cat·ing, pre·var·i·cates
1. To speak or write evasively. See Synonyms at lie2.
2. (Usage Problem) To behave in an indecisive manner; delay or procrastinate.
To utter or say in an evasive manner.

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