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Verb (usu participle)


Verb belie has 2 senses


believ. t. [OE. bilien, bilien, AS. beleógan; pref. be- + leógan to lie. See Lie, n.].
  •  To show to be false; to convict of, or charge with, falsehood.  [1913 Webster]
    "Their trembling hearts belie their boastful tongues."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give a false representation or account of.  [1913 Webster]
    "Should I do so, I should belie my thoughts."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To tell lie about; to calumniate; to slander.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thou dost belie him, Percy, thou dost belie him."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To mimic; to counterfeit.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To fill with lies.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]


belie, v.tr. (belying)
1 give a false notion of; fail to corroborate (its appearance belies its age).
2 a fail to fulfil (a promise etc.). b fail to justify (a hope etc.).

OE beleogan (as BE-, leogan LIE(2))



abjure, assert the contrary, be contrary to, blow sky-high, blow up, burlesque, call into question, camouflage, caricature, challenge, color, conceal, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, cross, deflate, deny, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, discredit, disguise, disown, disprove, dispute, distort, dress up, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, explode, expose, falsify, forswear, fudge, gainsay, garble, gild, gloss, gloss over, hide, impugn, invalidate, join issue upon, mask, miscite, miscolor, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, misteach, negate, negative, not accept, not admit, nullify, oppose, oppugn, overdraw, overstate, parody, pervert, prove the contrary, puncture, rebut, recant, refuse to admit, refute, reject, renounce, repudiate, retract, revoke, show up, slant, strain, take back, take issue with, titivate, traverse, travesty, trick out, twist, undercut, understate, varnish, warp, whitewash, wrench




VB oppose, counteract, run counter to, withstand, control, hinder, antagonize, oppugn, fly in the face of, go dead against, kick against, fall afoul of, run afoul of, set against, pit against, face, confront, cope with, make a stand, make a dead set against, set oneself against, set one's face against, protest against, vote against, raise one's voice against, disfavor, turn one's back upon, set at naught, slap in the face, slam the door in one's face, be at cross purposes, play at cross purposes, counterwork, countermine, thwart, overthwart, work against, undermine, stem, breast, encounter, stem the tide, breast the tide, stem the current, stem the flood, buffet the waves, beat up against, make head against, grapple with, kick against the pricks, contend, do battle with, do battle against, contradict, contravene, belie, go against, run against, beat against, militate against, come in conflict with, emulate, rival, spoil one's trade.


VB deny, contradict, contravene, controvert, give denial to, gainsay, negative, shake the head, disown, disaffirm, disclaim, disavow, recant, revoke, dispute, impugn, traverse, rebut, join issue upon, bring in question, call in question, give the lie in his throat, give one the lie in his throat, deny flatly, deny peremptorily, deny emphatically, deny absolutely, deny wholly, deny entirely, give the lie to, belie, repudiate, set aside, ignore, rebut, qualify, refuse, recuse.


VB be false, be a liar, speak falsely, tell a lie, lie, fib, lie like a trooper, swear false, forswear, perjure oneself, bear false witness, misstate, misquote, miscite, misreport, misrepresent, belie, falsify, pervert, distort, put a false construction upon (misinterpret), prevaricate, equivocate, quibble, palter, palter to the understanding, repondre en Normand, trim, shuffle, fence, mince the truth, beat about the bush, blow hot and cold, play fast and loose, garble, gloss over, disguise, give a color to, give a gloss, put a gloss, put false coloring upon, color, varnish, cook, dress up, embroider, varnish right and puzzle wrong, exaggerate, blague, invent, fabricate, trump up, get up, force, fake, hatch, concoct, romance, cry 'wolf!', dissemble, dissimulate, feign, assume, put on, pretend, make believe, play possum, play false, play a double game, coquet, act a part, play a part, affect, simulate, pass off for, counterfeit, sham, make a show of, malinger, say the grapes are sour, cant, play the hypocrite, sham Abraham, faire pattes de velours, put on the mask, clean the outside of the platter, lie like a conjuror, hand out false colors, hold out false colors, sail under false colors, commend the poisoned chalice to the lips, ambiguas in vulgum spargere voces, deceive.

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