Lie synonyms

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(Countable) A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie
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An intentional misstatement
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Exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally (Ex: He's as strong as an ox.)
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A statement that twists fact; a misrepresentation.
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(Medicine, informal) Short form of fibula.
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A story or account of true, legendary, or fictitious events; narrative
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The act or practice of deceiving
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An untrue statement; falsehood; lie
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Narrative, explanatory material, or belief that is not true or has been imagined or fabricated:
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The quality of being inaccurate; lack of accuracy
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A statement that is false. Usually indicating an error rather than an intentional lie.
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A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people, as by explaining aspects of the natural world or delineating the psychology, customs, or ideals of society:
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An intentional misstatement
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The condition of being mendacious; untruthfulness.
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A fabricating or being fabricated; construction; manufacture
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An intentional misstatement
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Ill repute, disgrace, or infamy resulting from this
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(Law) The tort or fraudulent representation of a material fact made with knowledge of its falsity, or recklessly, or without reasonable grounds for believing its truth and with intent to induce reliance on it; the plaintiff justifiably relies on the deception, to his injury.
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To twist out of shape; change the usual or normal shape, form, or appearance of
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To give a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal to; make diagonal; cause to slope:
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To be situated
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An account or report regarding the facts of an event or group of events:
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The state or quality of being deceptive
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The dissemination of intentionally false information to deliberately confuse or mislead.
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An intentional misstatement
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Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, as of a principal in a matter of business, or of constituents in legislation.
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An intentional misstatement
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The telling of a lie or lies
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A lie; deceitful or dishonest behavior; equivocation. A lie; deceitful or dishonest behavior; equivocation.
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Showing an item of charge in an account to be wrong
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The characteristic of being false.
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An intentional misstatement
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Any plan, action, or device used to hide one's true objective, evade a difficult or unpleasant situation, etc.; stratagem; artifice
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The act of defaming; calumny, slander, or libel.
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A taking away; detracting
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An absurd or highly improbable tale passed off as being true.
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A false and malicious statement meant to hurt someone's reputation
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The action of slandering a person without that person's knowledge.
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A sprinkling, especially with holy water.
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The act of reviling.
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Something not true; a false statement.
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An intentional misstatement
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An intentional misstatement
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The crime of willfully and knowingly making a false statement about a material fact while under oath.
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The legally indefensible publication or broadcast of words or images that are degrading to a person or injurious to his or her reputation.
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The act of forging something, especially the unlawful act of counterfeiting a document or object for the purposes of fraud or deception.
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An intentional misstatement
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An often trivial, diplomatic or well-intentioned untruth.
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One that corks bottles, for example.
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An exaggerated or boastful story; a tall tale.
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(Informal) An outstanding, extreme, or outrageous example of its kind.
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Anything extraordinarily large
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An intentional misstatement
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One that is worn-out, decrepit, or impaired; a wreck.
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Whiskey unlawfully distilled; often, specif., such whiskey made from corn and not matured in barrels
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Useless or insincere talk, writing, etc.
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The act or an instance of evading.
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To make false by altering or adding to:
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To turn aside from, or evade, the truth; equivocate
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To utter an untruth
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To use equivocal terms in order to deceive, mislead, hedge, etc.; be deliberately ambiguous
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To concoct in order to deceive:
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To give a wrong impression or lead toward a wrong conclusion, especially by intentionally deceiving.
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To give or deliver false, fake, or misleading information.
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To state wrongly or falsely.
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To speak mistakenly, inappropriately, or rashly.
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To utter an untruth
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To utter an untruth
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To decide or declare that one will not or will no longer engage in (an activity or habit, for example):
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To utter an untruth
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To deceive (an unwary person).
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To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
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To interlock or interlace:
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To state in exaggerated terms.
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To add grace notes, syncopated accents, trills, etc. to (a melody)
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To exaggerate
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To make an overdraft.
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To give an untrue testimony. To lie
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To hide or disguise by adopting a false appearance.
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To disguise or conceal behind a false appearance.
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To utter an untruth
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(Obs.) To elude or frustrate
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To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about (someone).
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To think up; devise or fabricate in the mind
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To produce (art, literature, etc.) in a way regarded as mechanical and uninspired
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To utter an untruth
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To utter an untruth
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To be capricious; trifle.
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To deceive by guile or charm:
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To utter an untruth
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(Idiomatic) to exaggerate, often to the point where the truth is obscured or lost.
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To utter an untruth
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To make (one's way) with driving force
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To utter an untruth
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To be or become long, large, or comprehensive:
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To be situated
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To be situated
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To be situated
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To be situated
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To be situated
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To be situated
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To be situated
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To be situated
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To be situated
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To be situated
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To be situated
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To be situated
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To use persuasion or inducement successfully. Often used with on, upon, or with.
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To suffer patiently without yielding.
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To be situated
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To be situated
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To be situated
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To be prostrate
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To be prostrate
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To be prostrate
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To be prostrate
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To be prostrate
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To be prostrate
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To spread out in a disorderly fashion; to straggle.
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To move, stand, or recline in an indolent or relaxed manner.
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To be idle; loaf:
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To be prostrate
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To be prostrate
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To be prostrate
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To assume a prostrate position
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To cause to recline.
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To lie quiet and calm
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To assume a prostrate position
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To lie in a pile, as decomposing leaves
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To lie down to sleep, to put oneself in one's bed
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To assume a prostrate position
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To cause to retire from a position, job, or office
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To assume a prostrate position
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To assume a prostrate position
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(Idiomatic) To go to bed.
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Of the lowest degree; miserable; wretched
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Unpleasantly loud and noisy:
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False; untrue:
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A short winglike control surface projecting from the fuselage of an aircraft, such as a space shuttle, mounted forward of the main wing and serving as a horizontal stabilizer.
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The practice of keeping secrets
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The use of equivocal language.
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The act or result of fabulating; a fabrication.
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Lack of veracity; untruthfulness.
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Alternative form of roorbach.
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Deliberate concealment or misrepresentation of facts so as to gain some benefit or advantage
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To expose oneself to pleasant warmth.
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To give a false impression:
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To continue to be; persist:
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To engage in the composition of fables or stories, especially those featuring a strong element of fantasy:
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To refuse to commit oneself or give a direct answer; hedge
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To become downcast or pine away in longing:
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(Rare) To locate
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Growing flat along the ground. Creeping jenny, pennyroyal, and many species of ivy have a prostrate growth habit.
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To continue in the same state or condition:
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Simple past tense and past participle of situate.
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To deliberately act evasively or prolong a discussion in order to gain time or postpone a decision, sometimes in order to reach a compromise or simply to make a conversation more temperate.
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To use evasions or subterfuge; equivocate
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To be or place oneself in a prostrate or recumbent position.
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To increase the quantity of by admixture or dilution:
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To be characterized (by something); have its existence (in)
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To fasten one's attention on something, especially moodily or persistently:
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To be inherent or innate.
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To live in a place permanently or for an extended period.
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(Idiomatic) A greatly exaggerated, fantastic story.
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(Reflexive) To knowingly and willfully make a false statement of witness while in court.
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Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
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Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
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(Archaic) To be brought to bed in childbirth.
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A falsehood; a lie.
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(Uncountable) The state of being untruthful; dishonesty.
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(Law) Oral communication of false and malicious statements that damage the reputation of another.
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A trick or stratagem.
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To be an improper or bad representative of
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To consider, represent, or cause to appear as larger, more important, or more extreme than is actually the case; overstate:
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To prepare by mixing ingredients, as in cooking.
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To utter an untruth
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To pass (time) in a lazy, relaxed, or idle way:
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Synonym Study

  • Fib imp lie s the telling of a falsehood about something unimportant and is sometimes a euphemism for lie
  • Fabricate suggests the invention of a false story, excuse, etc. intended to deceive but may be somewhat softer in connotation than lie
  • Equivocate implies the deliberate use of ambiguity in order to deceive or mislead
  • Prevaricate strictly means to quibble or confuse the issue in order to evade the truth, but it is loosely used as a formal or affected substitute for lie
  • Lie is the simple direct word meaning to make a deliberately false statement
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