Definitions for: Belie

[v] represent falsely; "This statement misrepresents my intentions"
[v] be in contradiction with

Webster (1913) 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,

Their trembling hearts belie their boastful tongues.

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.

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.

Synonyms: contradict, misrepresent, negate

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

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