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Definition of "prevaricate" [pre•var•i•cate]

  • To stray from or evade the truth; equivocate. See Synonyms at lie2. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prevaricate" in a sentence
  • "He used the word prevaricate instead of procrastinate because he was talking about the deceit of the banking industry in cahoots with the government."
  • "However: We prevaricate, which is to say, being interpreted, we hedge."
  • "Who was that in the Planet Money clip who doesn't know "prevaricate" (lie) from"