Translation of prevaricate in Spanish:

prevaricate

andarse con rodeos, v.

Pronunciation /prɪˈvarɪkeɪt//prəˈvɛrəˌkeɪt/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (not answer directly)
    andarse con rodeos
    recurrir a evasivas
    she prevaricated and didn't answer my question me respondió con una evasiva, eludiendo la pregunta
    • Procrastinating and prevaricating in the matter would amount to sanctioning an open season on minorities.
    • You can't just sit about prevaricating forever.
    • As for the moral arguments, let's insist on a full and complete discussion of those too - without the usual shilly-shallying and prevaricating.
    • With reference to that last paragraph - am I prevaricating?
    • I know I make it appear that I sit around all day wondering what my own skull looks like and prevaricating (and there is a fair amount of that, I have to say) but I do actually work quite hard.
    • They simply must stop prevaricating and comply with the WTO ruling.
    • Though anyone who knows me well also knows that if I were to begin prevaricating, I've a fiendish plan in reserve.
    • When he believed in something, he was incapable of dissembling or prevaricating.
    • They don't have the balls to admit that they were caught out, so they attack and lie and prevaricate and do everything to shuffle out from under it.
    • It is extremely inappropriate for senior politicians to be prevaricating on the issue of corruption.
    • Aside from our agent, I too was at a loss as to why we were still prevaricating over the deal.
    • Not dissembling, not equivocating, not prevaricating, not misinforming, not distorting.
    • Having been awarded the game they then spent almost three weeks prevaricating before eventually deciding to play the game early last week.
    • Ipso facto, if an intelligent person continues to allege them, he is prevaricating.
    • Why should we believe you when it is well known that all lawyers prevaricate?
    • Why should they waste the time of the court and disgrace themselves by prevaricating like pickpockets merely to employ the barristers?
    • Instead, I'm prevaricating, dwelling on ‘stuff’, undoubtedly thinking too much, and generally needing motivation, probably in the form of a swift kick up the backside.
    • There's no degree course in prevaricating, sadly, unless you count management science.
    • While they talk and prevaricate, foot and mouth could be back in the country tomorrow, and if that happens both farming and rural-based tourism in this country will take 50 years to recover.
    • That is they kept quibbling and prevaricating and showing stubbornness.
  • 2US

    (lie)
    mentir