verb (used with object), be·lied, be·ly·ing.
- belgrano, manuel,
- believe it or not
Origin of belie
Examples from the Web for belie
This obviously contributes to under-reporting and may belie the campus' safety records.
Those questions are what belie the real problem with effort.‘Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’ Review: We. We Are Underwhelmed|Kevin Fallon|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The broad sweep of The Sleepwalkers seems at first to belie its central thesis.
Iott says his antics are “purely historical” and belie neither interest nor belief in the tenets of National Socialism.
I feel that these anecdotes seem to belie her exquisite refinement, the rapidity and delicacy of her mental movement.Some Diversions of a Man of Letters|Edmund William Gosse
In two hours it was not hard to discover that Beardsley's appearance did not belie him.Aubrey Beardsley|Robert Ross
Would it not be fatally inconsistent in a Liberal statesman to override every Liberal maxim and belie every Liberal profession?
To say that Miss Todd blushed would be to belie the general rosiness of that lady's complexion.The Bertrams|Anthony Trollope
She did not belie her name as she shot forward, firing from her after-guns as she did so.The Dreadnought of the Air|Percy F. Westerman
verb -lies, -lying or -lied (tr)
Word Origin for belie
Old English beleogan "to deceive by lies," from be- + lie (v.1) "to lie, tell lies." Current sense of "to contradict as a lie" is first recorded 1640s. The other verb lie once also had a formation like this, from Old English belicgan, which meant "to encompass, beleaguer," and in Middle English was a euphemism for "to have sex with" (i.e. "to lie with carnally").