BE FALSE &c. adj., be a liar [See Deceiver]; speak falsely &c. adv.; tell a lie [See Untruth]; lie, fib; lie like a trooper; swear falsely, forswear, perjure oneself, bear false witness.
FALSIFY, misstate, misquote, miscite, misreport, misrepresent; belie, pervert, distort; put a false construction upon (misinterpret) [See Misinterpretation].
PREVARICATE, equivocate, quibble; palter, - to the understanding; répondre en Normand [F.]; trim, shuffle, fence, mince the truth, beat about the bush, blow hot and cold [colloq.], play fast and loose.
GARBLE, gloss over, disguise, give a color to; give -, put- a -gloss, - false coloring- upon; color, varnish, cook [colloq.], doctor [colloq.], dress up, embroider; exaggerate [See Exaggeration]; blague [F.].
FABRICATE, invent, trump up, get up; forge, fake [slang], hatch, concoct; romance (imagine) [See Imagination]; cry wolf!
DISSEMBLE, dissimulate; feign, assume, put on, pretend, make believe; act the old soldier [colloq.], play possum; play -false, - a double game; coquet; act -, play- a part; affect [See Affectation]; simulate, pass off for; counterfeit, sham, make a show of; malinger; say the grapes are sour.
cant [dial. Eng.], play the hypocrite, sham Abram or Abraham, faire pattes de velours [F.], put on the mask, clean the outside of the platter, lie like a conjuror; hand out -, hold out -, sail under- false colors; commend the poisoned chalice to the lips [Macbeth]; spargere voces in vulgum ambiguas [Vergil]; deceive [See Deception].