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English Dictionary: betray by the DICT Development Group
2 results for betray
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. reveal unintentionally; "Her smile betrayed her true feelings"
    Synonym(s): betray, bewray
  2. deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country"
    Synonym(s): betray, sell
  3. disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake; "His sense of smell failed him this time"; "His strength finally failed him"; "His children failed him in the crisis"
    Synonym(s): fail, betray
  4. be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"
    Synonym(s): cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray, wander
  5. give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
    Synonym(s): denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag
  6. cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"
    Synonym(s): deceive, betray, lead astray
    Antonym(s): undeceive
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Betray \Be*tray"\ (b[esl]*tr[amac]"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
      {Betrayed} (-tr[amac]d"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Betraying}.] [OE.
      betraien, bitraien; pref. be- + OF. tra[8b]r to betray, F.
      trahir, fr. L. tradere. See {Traitor}.]
      1. To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or
            fraud, in violation of trust; to give up treacherously or
            faithlessly; as, an officer betrayed the city.
                     Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be
                     betrayed into the hands of men.         --Matt. xvii.
      2. To prove faithless or treacherous to, as to a trust or one
            who trusts; to be false to; to deceive; as, to betray a
            person or a cause.
                     But when I rise, I shall find my legs betraying me.
      3. To violate the confidence of, by disclosing a secret, or
            that which one is bound in honor not to make known.
                     Willing to serve or betray any government for hire.
      4. To disclose or discover, as something which prudence would
            conceal; to reveal unintentionally.
                     Be swift to hear, but cautious of your tongue, lest
                     you betray your ignorance.                  --T. Watts.
      5. To mislead; to expose to inconvenience not foreseen to
            lead into error or sin.
                     Genius . . . often betrays itself into great errors.
                                                                              --T. Watts.
      6. To lead astray, as a maiden; to seduce (as under promise
            of marriage) and then abandon.
      7. To show or to indicate; -- said of what is not obvious at
            first, or would otherwise be concealed.
                     All the names in the country betray great antiquity.
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