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Definition of belie verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they belie
    he / she / it belies
    past simple belied
    -ing form belying
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  1. 1belie something to give a false impression of someone or something Her energy and youthful good looks belie her 65 years.
  2. 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.
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