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English verb: belie

1. belie (stative) be in contradiction with

Synonymscontradict, negate

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)depart, deviate, diverge, vary

2. belie (communication) represent falsely

SamplesThis statement misrepresents my intentions.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)represent

Narrower (hyponym)affect, dissemble, distort, falsify, feign, garble, pretend, sentimentalise, sentimentalize, sham, warp

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