prevaricate - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] formal 

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/prɪˈværɪkeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyprevaricate
he/she/itprevaricates
present participleprevaricating
past tenseprevaricated
past participleprevaricated
  1. to avoid saying or doing something because you want to cause a delay or hide the truth

derived word

prevarication

 

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/prɪˌværɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]