To Preváricate. v.n. [prævaricor, Lat. prevariquer, Fr.] To cavil; to quibble; to shuffle.
Laws are either disannulled or quite prevaricated through change and alteration of times, yet they are good in themselves. Spenser.
He prevaricates with his own understanding, and cannot seriously consider the strength, and discern the evidence of argumentations against his desires. South.
Whoever helped him to this citation, I desire he will never trust him more; for I would think better of himself, than that he would wilfully prevaricate. Stillingfleet.