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prevaricateverb be dishonest, be evasive, be unnruthful, bear false witness, beg the question, belie, conceal the truth, concoct, counterfeit, deceive, defraud, delude, deviate, deviate from the truth, dissemble, dissimulate, dodge, dupe, elude, equivocate, evade, evade the truth, fabricate, falsify, feign, fence, fergiversate, fib, gloss over, hedge, hoodwink, invent, lie, make beeieve, mince the truth, misguide, misinform, mislead, misstate, palter, parry, perjure, pervert, pretend, put on, quibble, sham, shift, shuffle, sophisticate, speak falsely, stretch the truth, tell a falsehood, tell a lie, tell an untruth, tergiversate, twist the truth
Associated concepts: false swearing, perjury
See also: bear false witness, cheat, circumvent, deceive, equivocate, evade, fabricate, falsify, feign, invent, lie, mislead, misrepresent, misstate, palter, pettifog, pretend