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Difference between Equivocate, Prevaricate and Procrastinate

Equivocate means to be deliberately ambiguous in order to mislead.

  • He equivocated and gave complex answers to our questions.

Prevaricate means to stray from the truth, mislead, or lie.

  • He spoke with candor and saw no reason to prevaricate.

Procrastinate means to postpone, put off, or defer.

  • Why did the judges continue to procrastinate about a decision?