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lie1

lie1

 
 
pronunciation:
laI
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an untrue statement made on purpose; intentional falsehood.
What he told you about your father was a lie.
synonyms:
fabrication, falsehood, falsity, story
antonyms:
truth
similar words:
calumny, canard, fib, fiction, half-truth, invention, perjury, tale, white lie, whopper
definition 2: something intended to deceive or mislead.
His entire election campaign was a lie.
synonyms:
deceit, deception, fabrication, falsehood, prevarication
similar words:
evasion, fake, fiction, half-truth, hoax, invention, pretense, red herring, story
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: lies, lying, lied
definition 1: to make a false statement intentionally.
He lied to his parents about where he had been that night.
synonyms:
deceive, falsify, prevaricate
similar words:
fib, fool
definition 2: to give a false or inaccurate impression; mislead; deceive.
These sales results don't lie.
synonyms:
fudge, prevaricate
similar words:
deceive, dissemble, equivocate, exaggerate, fake, feign, pretend, quibble, warp, yarn
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to be in a certain condition or situation by telling lies.
He lied himself into a corner.
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