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Synonyms for lie
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lie, prevarication(noun)

    a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

    Synonyms:
    evasiveness, equivocation, prevarication, lying, fabrication

    Antonyms:
    sit down, stand, stand up, sit

  2. Lie, Trygve Lie, Trygve Halvden Lie(noun)

    Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)

    Synonyms:
    prevarication

    Antonyms:
    stand, stand up, sit, sit down

  3. lie(verb)

    position or manner in which something is situated

    Synonyms:
    prevarication

    Antonyms:
    sit, stand, sit down, stand up

  4. lie(verb)

    be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

    Synonyms:
    dwell, lie in, rest, lie down, consist

    Antonyms:
    sit, stand, sit down, stand up

  5. lie(verb)

    be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position

    "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"

    Synonyms:
    dwell, lie in, rest, lie down, consist

    Antonyms:
    sit, stand, sit down, stand up

  6. dwell, consist, lie, lie in(verb)

    originate (in)

    "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"

    Synonyms:
    lie in, comprise, dwell, populate, harp, lie down, brood, live, consist, rest, inhabit

    Antonyms:
    stand up, sit, stand, sit down

  7. lie(verb)

    be and remain in a particular state or condition

    "lie dormant"

    Synonyms:
    dwell, lie in, rest, lie down, consist

    Antonyms:
    stand, sit, stand up, sit down

  8. lie(verb)

    tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive

    "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"

    Synonyms:
    dwell, lie in, rest, lie down, consist

    Antonyms:
    sit, stand up, stand, sit down

  9. lie, rest(verb)

    have a place in relation to something else

    "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies"

    Synonyms:
    lie in, catch one's breath, reside, dwell, pillow, roost, remain, lie down, breathe, repose, stay, perch, consist, take a breather, rest

    Antonyms:
    stand, stand up, sit down, sit

  10. lie down, lie(verb)

    assume a reclining position

    "lie down on the bed until you feel better"

    Synonyms:
    dwell, lie in, rest, lie down, consist

    Antonyms:
    sit, stand, stand up, sit down

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lie

    Deceit is the habit, deception the act; guile applies to the disposition out of which deceit and deception grow, and also to their actual practise. A lie, lying, or falsehood, is the uttering of what one knows to be false with intent to deceive. The novel or drama is not a lie, because not meant to deceive; the ancient teaching that the earth was flat was not a lie, because not then known to be false. Untruth is more than lack of accuracy, implying always lack of veracity; but it is a somewhat milder and more dignified word than lie. Falsehood and lying are in utterance; deceit and deception may be merely in act or implication. Deception may be innocent, and even unintentional, as in the case of an optical illusion; deceit always involves injurious intent. Craft and cunning have not necessarily any moral quality; they are common traits of animals, but stand rather low in the human scale. Duplicity is the habitual speaking or acting with intent to appear to mean what one does not. Dissimulation is rather a concealing of what is than a pretense of what is not. Finesse is simply an adroit and delicate management of a matter for one's own side, not necessarily involving deceit. Compare ARTIFICE; FICTION; FRAUD; HYPOCRISY.

    Synonyms:
    craft, cunning, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, delusion, dissimulation, double-dealing, duplicity, fabrication, falsehood, finesse, fraud, guile, hypocrisy, imposition, lying, prevarication, trickery, untruth

    Antonyms:
    candor, fair dealing, frankness, guilelessness, honesty, openness, simplicity, sincerity, truth, veracity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lie(n)

    Synonyms:
    falsehood, untruth, fabrication, subterfuge, evasion, fib, fiction, falsity

    Antonyms:
    truth, fact, veracity

  2. lie(v)

    Synonyms:
    rest, repose, be, remain

    Antonyms:
    rise, move, stir

Editors Contribution

  1. deciet

    to not tell the truth

    jeffton lied to me

    Submitted by rinat on June 9, 2017  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lie(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fib, intentional untruth, criminal falsehood, SUGGESTIO FALSI, SUPPRESSIO VERI

  2. lie(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    falsify, FIB, tell a lie

  3. lie(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    recline, couch, lie down, be prostrate, be recumbent

  4. lie(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be placed, be laid

  5. lie(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be, rest, remain

  6. lie(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be situated, be located

  7. lie(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    consist

  8. lie(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) be sustainable

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    lying, iie, falsehood, mens, reside, untruth, lied, deceit, liar, are, lies

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