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1. betray

verb. ['bɪˈtreɪ'] reveal unintentionally.

Synonyms

  • reveal
  • bewray
  • disclose
  • let on
  • divulge
  • bring out
  • unwrap
  • let out
  • discover
  • break
  • expose

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • undress
  • slip off
  • genuine

Etymology

  • betrayen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word betray


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Both betray the trust of the person you made the promise to.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Instructors should also keep in mind that course content itself can, in some cases, betray bias.

3. Verb, base form
And this is understandable, since it's hurtful to think that a loved one would betray your trust.

Quotes containing the word betray


1. Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight.
- Lauren Conrad

2. I used to advertise my loyalty and I don't believe there is a single person I loved that I didn't eventually betray.
- Albert Camus, The Fall

3. Lovers have a right to betray you... friends don't.
- Judy Holliday

2. betray

verb. ['bɪˈtreɪ'] deliver to an enemy by treachery.

Synonyms

  • deceive
  • sell
  • cozen
  • lead on
  • double cross

Antonyms

  • background
  • play down
  • hold
  • pack

Etymology

  • betrayen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. betray

verb. ['bɪˈtreɪ'] disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake.

Synonyms

  • fail
  • let down

Antonyms

  • take away
  • understate
  • keep quiet

Etymology

  • betrayen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. betray

verb. ['bɪˈtreɪ'] be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage.

Synonyms

  • two-time
  • cheat
  • play around
  • cheat on
  • deceive
  • fool around
  • cozen
  • wander
  • lead on
  • cuckold

Antonyms

  • discourage
  • wrap
  • cover
  • take in

Etymology

  • betrayen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. betray

verb. ['bɪˈtreɪ'] give away information about somebody.

Synonyms

  • shit
  • snitch
  • tell on
  • rat
  • stag
  • sell out
  • give away
  • shop
  • inform
  • denounce

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize
  • unaffectedness
  • abstain

Etymology

  • betrayen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. betray

verb. ['bɪˈtreɪ'] cause someone to believe an untruth.

Synonyms

  • cod
  • slang
  • deceive
  • put one over
  • impersonate
  • gull
  • pull the wool over someone's eyes
  • hoodwink
  • pose
  • lead astray
  • take in
  • play false
  • personate
  • put on
  • lead by the nose
  • fool
  • befool
  • snow
  • mislead
  • bamboozle
  • put one across
  • misinform

Antonyms

  • break even
  • lose
  • give
  • emit

Etymology

  • betrayen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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