Posted by ESC on April 30, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Belie / Give (the) lie to posted by TheFallen on April 30, 2003
: : Do "belie" and "give lie to" mean the same thing?
: : Thanks in advance for any help.
From Merriam Webster online -- http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary
Main Entry: be·lie
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -lied; -ly·ing
Date: before 12th century
1 a : to give a false impression of b : to present an appearance not in agreement with
2 a : to show (something) to be false or wrong b : to run counter to : CONTRADICT
3 : DISGUISE 3