This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

Another word for lie

Verb
  1. To be or place oneself in a prostrate or recumbent position.

  2. See also:

    horizontal

  3. To take repose, as by sleeping or lying quietly.

  4. See also:

    continue

  5. To have an inherent basis

  6. See also:

    start

  7. To make untrue declarations

  8. See also:

    true

Another word for lie

Noun
  1. Anything calculated to mislead another

  2. See also:

    trick

    deception

Another word for lie

Verb

Idioms:

    give-the-lie-to

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