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betray Explained

betray at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

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betray at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1275, bitrayen "mislead, deceive, betray," from M.E. be- + O.Fr. traien, from L. tradere "hand over," from trans- "across" + dare "give." ///

betray at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] ----------//
1 friends:
2 country:
3 emotions:
4 truth:
5 betray your beliefs/principles/ideals etc: ----------// [Date: 1200-1300; Origin: tray 'to betray' (13-16 centuries), from Old French tra[hA170]r, from Latin tradere; TRAITOR]//
1 FRIENDS: to be disloyal to someone who trusts you so that they are harmed or upset// --He felt that she had betrayed him.// betray sb to sb// --What kind of man would betray his own sister to the police?// --She had betrayed her parents' trust .// --I would never betray a confidence (=tell a secret which someone has trusted me with) .//
2 COUNTRY: to be disloyal to your country, company etc, for example by giving secret information to its enemies// --people who betray their country for money//
3 EMOTIONS: [not in progressive or passive] to show feelings that you are trying to hide// give away// --His voice betrayed his nervousness.// --His face betrayed nothing (=showed no emotion) .//
4 TRUTH: to show that something is true or exists, especially when it is not easily noticed// give away// --The slightest sound might betray his presence .// --The crumpled sheets betrayed the fact that someone had been sleeping there.//
5 betray your beliefs/principles/ideals etc: to stop supporting your old beliefs and principles, especially in order to get power or avoid trouble// -- betrayer n [C] //

betray at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

132 Moby Thesaurus words for "betray":
abuse, apostatize, babble, bamboozle, be indiscreet, be unguarded,
bear witness against, beguile, betoken, betray a confidence, blab,
blabber, blow the whistle, bluff, blurt, blurt out, bolt,
break away, break faith, cajole, cheat on, circumvent, collaborate,
conjure, cross, debauch, deceive, defect, defile, deflower, delude,
demonstrate, desert, despoil, diddle, disclose, discover, divulge,
double-cross, dupe, ensnare, entrap, evidence, evince, expose,
fail, fink, fool, force, forestall, gammon, get around, give away,
gull, hoax, hocus-pocus, hoodwink, hornswaggle, humbug, impart,
indicate, inform, inform against, inform on, juggle, lay bare,
lead astray, leak, let down, let drop, let fall, let slip,
manifest, misguide, mislead, mock, narc, outmaneuver, outreach,
outsmart, outwit, overreach, peach, pigeon, play one false,
pull out, put something over, rape, rat, ravage, ravish, renegade,
reveal, reveal a secret, ruin, run out on, secede, seduce, sell,
sell out, shop, show, sing, snare, snitch, snitch on, snow, soil,
spill, spill the beans, split, squeal, stool, string along, sully,
take in, talk, tattle, tattle on, tell, tell on, tell secrets,
tell tales, testify against, trap, trick, turn in, turn informer,
two-time, uncover, unveil, violate

Betray at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Betray \Be*tray"\ (b[-e]*tr[=a]"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Betrayed} (-tr[=a]d"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Betraying}.] [OE.
betraien, bitraien; pref. be- + OF. tra["i]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.
22.

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.
--Johnson.

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.
--Macaulay.

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.
--Bryant.

betray at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

betray
v 1: reveal unintentionally; "Her smile betrayed her true
feelings" [syn: {bewray}]
2: deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The
spy betrayed his country" [syn: {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" [syn: {fail}]
4: be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She
cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"
[syn: {cheat on}, {cheat}, {cuckold}, {wander}]
5: give away information about somebody; "He told on his
classmate who had cheated on the exam" [syn: {denounce}, {tell
on}, {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"
[syn: {deceive}, {lead astray}] [ant: {undeceive}]

betray at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » betrayen|lang=enm, Inter: term » betraien|lang=enm, equivalent to Inter: prefix » be|tray|gloss2=to betray, from Inter: etyl » fro|- Inter: term » traïr||to commit treason, betray|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la|- Inter: term » tradere|trādere|lang=la, present active infinitive of Inter: term » trado|trādō|pos=verb|deliver, give over|lang=la. In some senses, merged with or influenced by Inter: etyl » enm|- Inter: term » bewraien|lang=enm, Inter: term » bewreyen||to reveal, divulge|lang=en, see Inter: l » en|bewray. Compare also Inter: l » en|traitor, Inter: l » en|treason, Inter: l » en|tradition.

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-betray.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪ

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b

  • 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.
    1. 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.
    2. To violate the confidence of, by disclosing a secret, or that which one is bound in honor not to make known.
    3. To disclose or discover, as something which prudence would conceal; to reveal unintentionally; to bewray.
    4. Inter: quote-news »


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    3. To mislead; to expose to inconvenience not foreseen to lead into error or sin.
    4. To lead astray, as a maiden; to seduce (as under promise of marriage) and then abandon.
    5. To show or to indicate; -- said of what is not obvious at first, or would otherwise be concealed.

      Derived terms

      * betrayer

  • betrayal Inter: pos_ » n

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » to deliver into the hands of an enemy
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|предавам
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|trair
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|zradit
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verraden
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|trahir
  • : Old French: Inter: tø » fro|traïr
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|verraten
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|consegnare
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|trahi

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|išduoti
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|trair
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|trăda
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|предавать|tr=predavát' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|предать|tr=predát' Inter: pf » .
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|izdati|alt=ìzdati
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|izdati
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|traicionar
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|förråda
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|ihanet etmek


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to prove faithless or treacherous
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|изневерявам, Inter: t+ » bg|измамвам
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|trair
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verraden
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|trahit
    • : Old French: Inter: tø » fro|traïr
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|בגד|tr=bagád
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|tradire


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|裏切る|tr=うらぎる, uragiru|sc=Jpan
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|trahi
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|trăda
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|предавать|tr=predavát' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|предать|tr=predát' Inter: pf » .
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|izdajnički, Inter: t- » sh|izdajstvo, Inter: t- » sh|izdati|alt=ìzdati
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|izdati
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|förråda

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to violate the confidence of, by disclosing a secret
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|trair
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verraden
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|trahir
    • : Old French: Inter: tø » fro|traïr
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|בגד|tr=bagád
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|tradire


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|trahi
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|trăda
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|предавать|tr=predavát' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|предать|tr=predát' Inter: pf » ., Inter: t+ » ru|выдавать|tr=vydavát' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|выдать|tr=výdát' Inter: pf » .
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|obelodaniti, Inter: t- » sh|odati, Inter: t- » sh|izdati|alt=ìzdati
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|izdati

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to disclose or discover
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|разкривам
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verraden, Inter: t+ » nl|onthullen, Inter: t+ » nl|verspreken
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|rivelare


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|выдавать|tr=vydavát' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|выдать|tr=výdát' Inter: pf » .
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|odati, Inter: t- » sh|pronaći, Inter: t- » sh|izdati|alt=ìzdati
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|izdati
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|ele vermek

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to lead astray, as a maiden
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|trair
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bedriegen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|tradire
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|zalutati, Inter: t- » sh|zavesti
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bedraga, Inter: t+ » sv|bedra, Inter: t+ » sv|vilseleda

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to show or to indicate
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verraden
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|rivelare


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|выдавать|tr=vydavát' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|выдать|tr=výdát' Inter: pf » .

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » et: Inter: t- » et|reetma


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » es: Inter: t+ » es|traicionar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


    Category: Category:English words prefixed with be- -
    Translation: cs » betray
    Translation: de » betray
    Translation: et » betray
    Translation: el » betray
    Translation: es » betray
    Translation: fa » betray
    Translation: fr » betray
    Translation: gl » betray
    Translation: ko » betray
    Translation: io » betray
    Translation: id » betray
    Translation: it » betray
    Translation: kn » betray
    Translation: ku » betray
    Translation: lt » betray
    Translation: li » betray
    Translation: hu » betray
    Translation: mg » betray
    Translation: ml » betray
    Translation: my » betray
    Translation: ja » betray
    Translation: pl » betray
    Translation: ro » betray
    Translation: sm » betray
    Category: simple:betray -
    Translation: fi » betray
    Translation: sv » betray
    Translation: ta » betray
    Translation: te » betray
    Translation: th » betray
    Translation: tr » betray
    Translation: vi » betray
    Translation: zh » betray