HyperDic: palter

English > 1 sense of the word palter:
VERBcommunicationpalter, beat around the bush, equivocate, tergiversate, prevaricatebe deliberately ambiguous or unclear / unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
English > palter: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
MeaningBe deliberately ambiguous or unclear / unclear in order to mislead or withhold information.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsbeat around the bush, equivocate, tergiversate, prevaricate
Broadermisinform, misleadGive false / false or misleading information to
Spanishmentir, prevaricar, tergiversar
Catalanprevaricar, tergiversar
Nounspalteringa trivial act of lying or being deliberately unclear

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