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English definition of “prevaricate”

prevaricate

verb [I]     /prɪˈvær.ɪ.keɪt/ US  /-ˈver-/ formal
to avoid telling the truth or saying exactly what you think: He accused the minister of prevaricating.Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much prevarication     /prɪˌvær.ɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌver-/ noun [U] All my attempts to question the authorities on the subject were met by prevarication.Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
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