verb (used without object), pre·var·i·cat·ed, pre·var·i·cat·ing.
Origin of prevaricate
SYNONYMS FOR prevaricate
Related formspre·var·i·ca·tion, nounpre·var·i·ca·tive, pre·var·i·ca·to·ry [pri-var-i-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /prɪˈvær ɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectiveun·pre·var·i·cat·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for prevaricate
They can dodge or prevaricate or just hang up when dealing with a voice on the phone.
Since I was not allowed to prevaricate, all that remained for me to do was to return no reply.Tell England|Ernest Raymond
Had he lived in our day he would have been able to prevaricate with a wider vocabulary, which makes a great difference.The Evolution of States|J. M. Robertson
But there was no reason for Jessie to prevaricate any further.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White