to avoid giving a direct answer to a question in order to hide the truth Stop prevaricating and come to the point.verbjump to other results
NAmE//prɪˈværəˌkeɪt//[intransitive, transitive] (+ speech) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prevaricate
he / she / it prevaricates
past simple prevaricated
-ing form prevaricating
prevaricationjump to other results
NAmE//prɪˌværəˈkeɪʃn//noun [uncountable, countable] She accused him of prevarication. The report was full of lies and prevarications.