lie

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈlaɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/laɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(lī)

Inflections of 'lie' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": lies
Inflections of 'lie' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
lies
v 3rd person singular
lying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
lied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (For senses to do with not telling the truth)
lay
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (All other usages)
lied
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (For senses to do with not telling the truth)
lain
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (All other usages)

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Noun: untrue statement
Synonyms:
fib (informal), falsehood, untruth, fabrication, untruth, whopper (slang), falsity, porky (UK, slang), barefaced lie, white lie
Antonyms:
truth , fact , revelation, authenticity, credibility, accuracy , the gospel truth, the inside track, the word, nitty-gritty, confession
Sense: Verb: utter an untruth
Synonyms:
fib (informal), tell a lie, be untruthful, stretch the truth, bear false witness, not tell the truth, not speak the truth, say sth untrue, fabricate, prevaricate, be economical with the truth (UK, humorous), not tell the whole truth, tell a fib (informal), tell a white lie
Antonyms:
tell the truth, be honest, be sincere, be frank, acknowledge , expose , be aboveboard, be straight with, admit , confess , come clean , own up, spill the beans, spit it out, put your hands up
Sense: Verb: recline
Synonyms:
recline, lie down, lie back, lean back, stretch out, lay (informal), lay down (informal), lay back (informal), prostrate yourself, sprawl
Antonyms:
get up, stand up, get on your feet, get out of bed, arise
Sense: Verb: be recumbent
Synonyms:
be recumbent, be reclined, be prostrate, be supine, be prone, be sprawled
Antonyms:
be seated, be standing up, be erect, be upright, be on your feet
Sense: Verb: be positioned
Synonyms:
be positioned, be located, be , be situated, be sited
Antonyms:
no longer exist, be elusive
Sense: Verb: rest on a surface
Synonyms:
rest , be , sit , stand

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