Be*lie" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Belied (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Belying (#).] [OE. bilien, bilien, AS. beleogan; pref. be- + leogan 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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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