betray  

  • 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.  

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