[ pri-var-i-keyt ]

  1. speak or act in an evasive way.
  2. to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie.

Examples of prevaricate in a sentence:

  • Because my sister Sarah does not take bad news well, I always prevaricate when telling her something she does not want to hear.
  • In order to get his bill passed, the politician went out of his way to prevaricate about the release of the environmental study.