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belie

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1 to give a misleading impression of
  • his bright smile belied his actual mood, which was really one of great sadness

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2 to prove to be false
  • the latest information belies the old theory

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3 to keep secret or shut off from view
  • the security council issued false assurances that belied the true gravity of the situation

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“Belie.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/belie. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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