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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:

    betrayal, disappoint

How to pronounce betray?

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Daniel
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Karen
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How to say betray in sign language?

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How to use betray in a sentence?

  1. Jesse Lilley:

    They are going to undo that Pandora's box and they don't know what is going to come out, betray them and then say we are going to have another election or another vote? People will just not bother. It will cause problems for the next twenty years.

  2. Assyrian Proverb:

    I need not fear my enemies because the most they can do is attack me. I need not fear my friends because the most they can do is betray me. But I have much to fear from people who are indifferent.

  3. Thomas Fuller:

    Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.

  4. Johann Kaspar Lavater:

    There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness, and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness, and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.

  5. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg:

    One cannot demand of a scholar that he show himself a scholar everywhere in society, but the whole tenor of his behavior must none the less betray the thinker, he must always be instructive, his way of judging a thing must even in the smallest matters be such that people can see what it will amount to when, quietly and self-collected, he puts this power to scholarly use.


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