- 1belie something to give a false impression of someone or something Her energy and youthful good looks belie her 65 years.
- 2belie something to show that something cannot be true or correct Government claims that there is no poverty are belied by the number of homeless people on the streets.
NAmE//bɪˈlaɪ//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they belie
he / she / it belies
past simple belied
-ing form belying