What are some alternative words for betray?

Synonyms for betray
bɪˈtreɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. betray, bewray(verb)

    reveal unintentionally

    "Her smile betrayed her true feelings"

    Synonyms:
    cuckold, cheat on, sell, bewray, deceive, give away, shit, stag, lead astray, shop, cheat, wander, rat, snitch, denounce, tell on, grass, fail

  2. betray, sell(verb)

    deliver to an enemy by treachery

    "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country"

    Synonyms:
    cuckold, cheat on, sell, bewray, deceive, give away, shit, stag, lead astray, trade, shop, cheat, wander, rat, snitch, denounce, tell on, grass, fail, deal

  3. fail, betray(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    bomb, stag, conk out, deceive, fail, flunk, miscarry, sell, go bad, bewray, snitch, give way, flush it, lead astray, cheat, shit, give away, grass, neglect, break, wander, give out, shop, go, go wrong, die, run out, break down, denounce, cuckold, tell on, cheat on, rat

  4. cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray, wander(verb)

    be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

    "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"

    Synonyms:
    roll, vagabond, shaft, stag, wind, meander, ramble, thread, chicane, screw, deceive, range, fail, stray, sell, bewray, chouse, snitch, lead astray, roam, cheat, shit, give away, grass, wander, rip off, shop, chisel, cast, divagate, weave, digress, jockey, swan, tramp, rove, denounce, cuckold, drift, tell on, cheat on, rat

  5. denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag(verb)

    give away information about somebody

    "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"

    Synonyms:
    thieve, cop, hook, buy at, stag, let on, mark, stool, reveal, spy, disclose, deceive, expose, defecate, fail, take a shit, frequent, sell, browse, bewray, snoop, snitch, make, brand, fink, lead astray, ca-ca, cheat, shit, give away, grass, break, wander, sleuth, sponsor, crap, shop, glom, grass over, divulge, stigmatize, patronise, shop at, stigmatise, knock off, blackleg, bring out, take a crap, denounce, cuckold, unwrap, patronize, tell on, cheat on, discover, scab, rat, let out

  6. deceive, betray, lead astray(verb)

    cause someone to believe an untruth

    "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"

    Synonyms:
    cuckold, cheat on, lead astray, misguide, grass, bewray, deceive, delude, give away, lead on, shit, stag, shop, cozen, mislead, misdirect, wander, rat, cheat, denounce, tell on, snitch, sell, fail, lead off

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. betray

    Synonyms:
    deceive, delude, dupe, circumvent, ensnare, dishonor, manifest, indicate, reveal

    Antonyms:
    protect, preserve, guard, conserve, foster, cherish, fence, conceal, cover, suppress

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. betray(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    deliver up (by breach of trust), give up treacherously

  2. betray(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    violate the confidence of, disclose the secrets of, deceive by treachery

  3. betray(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    discover, divulge, reveal, tell, blab, show, make known

  4. betray(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    mislead, lure, insnare, entrap, inveigle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. betray(v)

    Synonyms:
    seduce, mislead, delude, beguile, inveigle, reveal, disclose, give up treacherously, give over to the enemy, act the traitor, be false to

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "betray":

    betrayal, disappoint

How to pronounce betray?

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Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say betray in sign language?

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How to use betray in a sentence?

  1. Emily Thornberry:

    Under a Labour foreign office, I can ... guarantee that there will be no indulgence of human rights abuses because they are committed by less powerful countries or by countries that call themselves socialists but who by their actions betray every socialist ideal.

  2. Barack Obama:

    Slamming the door in the face of refugees would betray our deepest values. That's not who we are. And it's not what we're going to do.

  3. Nadiya Savchenko:

    I'm back and will not let you forget - you who sit in these seats in parliament - about all those guys, who laid down their lives for the country, i tell you that nobody is forgotten, nothing is forgotten. Nothing is forgiven. And the Ukrainian people will not let us sit in these seats if we betray them.

  4. Robert C. Pollock:

    Love God and trust your feelings. Be loyal to them. Don't betray them.

  5. RJ Intindola:

    Never and Always Never take advantage of someone who loves you Never avoid someone who needs you Never betray anyone who has trust in you Never forget the people that always remember you Never speak ill of a person who is not present Never support something you know is wrong or unethical Always speak to your parents on their birthday and anniversary Always defend those who cannot defend themselves Always forgive those you love who have made mistakes Always give something to those less fortunate than you Always remember to look back at those who helped you succeed Always call your parents and siblings on New Year’s Eve. R.J. Intindola- 1985

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