Belie / Give (the) lie to

Posted by ESC on April 30, 2003

In Reply to: 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.

: Yes.

From Merriam Webster online -- cgi-bin/dictionary
Main Entry: be·lie
Pronunciation: bi-'lI
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