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prevaricate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of prevaricate

  1. to make a statement one knows to be untrue <during the hearings the witness was willing to prevaricate in order to protect his friend> Synonyms fabricate, fib, {h,1}lieRelated Words forswear (also foreswear), perjure; equivocate, fudge, palter; beguile, cozen, deceive, delude, dupe, fool, gull, hoax, hoodwink, kid, snow, take in, trick; defame, libel, slander, traduce; falsify, misreport, misrepresent, misstate; distort, garble; dissemble, dissimulate; misguide, misinform, misleadNear Antonyms assert, swear, testify; authenticate, confirm, substantiate, validate, verify




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