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Obfuscate vs. Prevaricate

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  • Obfuscate (verb)

    To make dark; overshadow

  • Obfuscate (verb)

    To deliberately make more confusing in order to conceal the truth.

  • Obfuscate (verb)

    To alter code while preserving its behavior but concealing its structure and intent.

    "We need to obfuscate these classes before we ship the final release."

  • Obfuscate (adjective)

    Obfuscated; darkened; obscured.

  • Prevaricate (verb)

    To deviate, transgress; to go astray (from).

  • Prevaricate (verb)

    To shift or turn from direct speech or behaviour; to evade the truth; to waffle or be (intentionally) ambiguous.

    "The people saw the politician prevaricate every day."

  • Prevaricate (verb)

    To collude, as where an informer colludes with the defendant, and makes a sham prosecution.

  • Prevaricate (verb)

    To undertake something falsely and deceitfully, with the purpose of defeating or destroying it.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Obfuscate (adjective)

    Obfuscated; darkened; obscured.

  • Obfuscate

    To darken; to obscure; to becloud.

  • Obfuscate

    To confuse; to bewilder; to make unclear.

  • Prevaricate (verb)

    To shift or turn from one side to the other, from the direct course, or from truth; to speak with equivocation; to shuffle; to quibble; as, he prevaricates in his statement.

  • Prevaricate (verb)

    To collude, as where an informer colludes with the defendant, and makes a sham prosecution.

  • Prevaricate (verb)

    To undertake a thing falsely and deceitfully, with the purpose of defeating or destroying it.

  • Prevaricate

    To evade by a quibble; to transgress; to pervert.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Obfuscate (verb)

    make obscure or unclear

  • Prevaricate (verb)

    be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

Princeton's WordNet

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