Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lie

3 senses of lie

Sense 1
lie, prevarication -- (a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth)
       => falsehood, falsity, untruth -- (a false statement)

Sense 2
Lie, Trygve Lie, Trygve Halvden Lie -- (Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968))
       INSTANCE OF=> diplomat, diplomatist -- (an official engaged in international negotiations)

Sense 3
lie -- (position or manner in which something is situated)
       => position, place -- (the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place")

Antonyms of verb lie

1 of 7 senses of lie

Sense 2
lie -- (be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf")
       Antonym of stand (Sense 1)
      => stand, stand up -- (be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!")
       Antonym of sit (Sense 1)
      => sit, sit down -- (be seated)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lie

7 senses of lie

Sense 1
lie -- (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 2
lie -- (be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf")

Sense 3
dwell, consist, lie, lie in -- (originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country")
       => exist, be -- (have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?")

Sense 4
lie -- (be and remain in a particular state or condition; "lie dormant")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 5
lie -- (tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29")
       => misinform, mislead -- (give false or misleading information to)

Sense 6
lie, rest -- (have a place in relation to something else; "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 7
lie down, lie -- (assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better")
       => change posture -- (undergo a change in bodily posture)

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