verb (used without object), pre·var·i·cat·ed, pre·var·i·cat·ing.
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Origin of prevaricate
OTHER WORDS FROM prevaricatepre·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
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Example sentences from the Web for prevaricate
Boris Johnson may have once prevaricated about Brexit, but his political identity is now bound to it.Crystal Ball 2021: Predictions for the economy, politics, technology, and more|lbelanger225|December 1, 2020|Fortune
They can dodge or prevaricate or just hang up when dealing with a voice on the phone.
He should have no opportunity to prevaricate if I once challenged him.
They Act up to their Relation; neither sneak, nor prevaricate, nor do any thing unbecoming their Office.
They dont have to tell the truth all the time, but on the contrary, are privileged to prevaricate in the most artistic manner.Nothing But the Truth|Frederic S. Isham
If he wished to prevaricate at all, it was rather to attribute himself to Mrs. Bowen's city in Ohio.Indian Summer|William D. Howells
The patient tried to prevaricate, but Glory told the truth again, and was reproved once more.The Christian|Hall Caine