HyperDic: betray

English > 6 senses of the word betray:
VERBcommunicationbetray, bewrayreveal unintentionally
socialbetray, selldeliver to an enemy by treachery
emotionbetray, faildisappoint, prove undependable to
socialbetray, cheat on, cheat, cuckold, wanderbe sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
communicationbetray, denounce, tell on, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, staggive away information about somebody
communicationbetray, deceive, lead astraycause someone to believe an untruth
betray > pronunciation
Soundsbihtrey'
Rhymesashtray ... x-ray / X-ray: 35 rhymes with rey...
English > betray: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningreveal unintentionally.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"Her smile betrayed her true feelings"
Synonymbewray
Broaderunwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out, uncoverMake known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
Spanishtraicionar
Catalantrair
English > betray: 6 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningdeliver to an enemy by treachery.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot betray Sue
Example "The spy betrayed his country"
Synonymsell
Narrowerdouble crossbetray by double-dealing
Broaderdeceive, lead on, delude, cozenBe false to
Similar tosellGive up for a price or reward
Spanishtraicionar, vender
Catalantrair
Nounsbetrayalan act of deliberate betrayal
betrayerone who reveals confidential information in return for money
English > betray: 6 senses > verb 3, emotion
Meaningdisappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymfail
Broaderdisappoint, let downfail to meet the hopes or expectations of
Spanishabandonar, fallar, traicionar
Catalanfallar
English > betray: 6 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningBe sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot betray Sue
Synonymscheat on, cheat, cuckold, wander
Narrowerplay around, fool aroundcommit adultery
two-timecarry on a romantic relationship with two people at the same time
Broaderdeceive, lead on, delude, cozenBe false to
Spanishengañar, poner los cuernos, ser infiel
Catalanenganyar
English > betray: 6 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaninggive away information about somebody.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsdenounce, tell on, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag
Narrowersell someone outGive information that compromises others
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Spanishacusar, delatar, denunciar, traicionar
Catalandenunciar, trair
Nounsbetrayerone who reveals confidential information in return for money
English > betray: 6 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningCause someone to believe an untruth.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsdeceive, lead astray
Narrowerbamboozle, snow, hoodwink, pull the wool over someone's eyes, lead by the nose, play falseconceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end
gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one acrossfool or hoax
pose, impersonate, personatepretend to be someone you are not
Broadermisinform, misleadGive false / false or misleading information to
OppositeundeceiveFree from deception or illusion
Spanishconfundir, engañar
Catalanenganyar
Nounsbetrayera person who says one thing and does another

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