Definitions for: Palter

[v] be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

Webster (1913) Definition: Pal"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Paltered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Paltering.] [See Paltry.]
1. To haggle. [Obs.] --Cotgrave.

2. To act in insincere or deceitful manner; to play false; to
equivocate; to shift; to dodge; to trifle.

Romans, that have spoke the word, And will not
palter. --Shak.

Who never sold the truth to serve the hour, Nor
paltered with eternal God for power. --Tennyson.

3. To babble; to chatter. [Obs.]

Pal"ter, v. t.
To trifle with; to waste; to squander in paltry ways or on
worthless things. [Obs.] ``Palter out your time in the penal
statutes.'' --Beau. & Fl.

Synonyms: equivocate, prevaricate, tergiversate

See Also: misinform, mislead

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