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Meaning of BELIE

Pronunciation:  bi'lI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  represent falsely; "This statement misrepresents my intentions"
  2. [v]  be in contradiction with
 

BELIE is a 5 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: contradict, misrepresent, negate
 
 See Also: affect, color, colour, depart, deviate, dissemble, distort, diverge, falsify, feign, garble, pretend, represent, sentimentalise, sentimentalize, sham, vary, warp

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Be*lie"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Belied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Belying}.] [OE. bilien, bili?en, AS. bele['o]gan; pref. be-
+ le['o]gan to lie. See {Lie}, n.]
1. To show to be false; to convict of, or charge with,
   falsehood.

         Their trembling hearts belie their boastful tongues.
                                               --Dryden.

2. To give a false representation or account of.

         Should I do so, I should belie my thoughts. --Shak.

3. To tell lie about; to calumniate; to slander.

         Thou dost belie him, Percy, thou dost belie him.
                                               --Shak.

4. To mimic; to counterfeit. [Obs.] --Dryden.

5. To fill with lies. [Obs.] ``The breath of slander doth
   belie all corners of the world.'' --Shak.

 
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