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Synonyms for betray
bɪˈtreɪbe·tray

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. betray, bewrayverb

    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, sellverb

    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, betrayverb

    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, wanderverb

    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, stagverb

    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 astrayverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. betrayverb

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

  2. betrayverb

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

  3. betrayverb

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

  4. betrayverb

    Synonyms:
    mislead, lure, insnare, entrap, inveigle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. betrayverb

    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

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How to use betray in a sentence?

  1. Richard Greagor:

    You're just not expecting a man of God to betray your trust, things did not seem right financially.

  2. Joseph Conrad:

    All a man can betray is his conscience.

  3. Robert C. Pollock:

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

  4. Alexander Hamilton:

    If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense...

  5. Giovanni Morassutti:

    Find a good teacher, don't betray yourself to succeed and be a better person before being a better actor.


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