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lie1

lie1

 
pronunciation:
laI
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: an untrue statement made on purpose.
I told Mom a lie because I was afraid to tell her the truth.
synonyms:
falsehood, story
similar words:
fib, fiction, invention, perjury, tale
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: lies, lying, lied
definition: to make a false statement on purpose.
Misha lied when he said the dog ate his homework.
similar words:
fib, fool
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  communication, moral