Thesaurus for betray
- bewray, sell, fail, cheat on, cheat, cuckold, wander, denounce, tell on, give away, rat, grass, shop, snitch, stag, deceive, lead astray, break, bring out, cozen, delude, disappoint, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, impart, inform, lead on, let down, let on, let out, misinform, mislead, reveal, unwrap
Pronunciation of betray: B IH0 T R EY1 (bɪ'treɪ)
Number of syllables of betray: 2
Pronunciation Video of betray
Definition of betray
- (v): give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
- (v): cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"
- (v): reveal unintentionally; "Her smile betrayed her true feelings"
- (v): 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"
- (v): deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country"
- (v): be sexually unfaithful to one''s partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"
Examples of betray
- The style and metrical handling betray a novice in poetical writing.
- Instead, they decided to betray the gamblers and keep the cash.
- Will the compass betray Elizabeth in the future
- It in turn convinces Saaphyri to betray The Entertainer in the vault.
- Only a few passages here and there betray the true silver Latin extravagance.
- The earlier, better known ones betray the writer's English proclivities.
- This is what lead the US to betray the shia uprising in the 1990's.
- Fatigue and discouragement now began to betray themselves in the Roman ranks.
- The main idea of this book is that we should not betray our friends.
- Possessed by the Marauder Malice and forced to betray the team.