Synonyms of lie in English:

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lie1

noun

  • Len's loyalty to his mates had made him tell lies
    untruth, falsehood, fib, fabrication, deception, made-up story, trumped-up story, invention, piece of fiction, fiction, falsification, falsity, fairy story/tale, cock and bull story, barefaced lie;
    (little) white lie, half-truth, exaggeration, prevarication, departure from the truth;
    yarn, story, red herring, fable, myth, flight of fancy, figment of the imagination;
    pretence, pretext, sham;
    (lies)misinformation, disinformation, perjury, dissimulation, mendacity, gossip, propaganda
    informal tall story, tall tale, whopper
    British informal porky, pork pie, porky pie
    vulgar slang bullshit
    Australian/New Zealand vulgar slang bulldust
    [Antonyms] truth, fact
  • Phrases

    give the lie to

    1
    the success of our manufactured exports gives the lie to the Opposition's portrayal of manufacturing
    [Antonyms] show to be true, verify, confirm
    informal shoot full of holes, shoot down (in flames)

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  • he had lied to the police as to his whereabouts
    say something untrue, tell an untruth, tell a lie, tell a falsehood, fib, fabricate, invent a story, make up a story, falsify, dissemble, dissimulate, bear false witness;
    tell a white lie, prevaricate, exaggerate, stretch the truth;
    perjure oneself, commit perjury, forswear oneself, be forsworn;
    bluff, pretend, depart from the truth;
    deceive, delude, mislead, trick, hoodwink, hoax, take in, lead astray, throw off the scent, send on a wild goose chase, put on the wrong track, pull the wool over someone's eyes
    humorous be economical with the truth, tell a terminological inexactitude
    vulgar slang bullshit
    [Antonyms] tell the truth
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    lie2

    verb

  • 1 he was lying on a bed
    recline, lie down, lie back, be recumbent, be prostrate, be supine, be prone, be stretched out, stretch oneself out, lean back, sprawl, rest, repose, relax, lounge, loll, bask
    [Antonyms] stand
  • 2 her handbag lay on a chair at the other end of the room
  • 3 the tiny principality which lies on the border of Switzerland and Austria
    be situated, be located, be placed, be positioned, be found, be sited, be established, be
  • 4 his body lies in a crypt below our headquarters
    be buried, be interred, be laid to rest, rest, be entombed
    rare be inhumed, be sepulchred
  • 5 the difficulty lies in building real quality into the products
    consist, be inherent, inhere, be present, be contained, exist, reside, have its existence/being
  • Phrases

    lie heavy on

    1
    it was the loss of human life that lay heavy on him
    trouble, worry, bother, torment, oppress, nag, prey on one's mind, plague, niggle at, gnaw at, haunt;
    be a burden to, burden, press down on, weigh down, be a great weight on, weigh heavily on someone's mind, cause anxiety to
    informal bug, aggravate

    lie low

    2
    we'll have to lie low and wait for dark
    hide, go into hiding, hide out, find a hiding place, conceal oneself, keep out of sight, keep a low profile, take cover, go to earth, go to ground, go underground, cover one's tracks, lurk, skulk
    informal hole up
    British informal lie doggo

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