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Meaning & Definition of Betray in English

English

Betray

/bɪtre/

verb

1. Reveal unintentionally

  • "Her smile betrayed her true feelings"
    synonym:
  • betray
  • ,
  • bewray

2. Deliver to an enemy by treachery

  • "Judas sold jesus"
  • "The spy betrayed his country"
    synonym:
  • betray
  • ,
  • sell

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • fail
  • ,
  • betray

4. Be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

  • "She cheats on her husband"
  • "Might her husband be wandering?"
    synonym:
  • cheat on
  • ,
  • cheat
  • ,
  • cuckold
  • ,
  • betray
  • ,
  • wander

5. Give away information about somebody

  • "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
    synonym:
  • denounce
  • ,
  • tell on
  • ,
  • betray
  • ,
  • give away
  • ,
  • rat
  • ,
  • grass
  • ,
  • shit
  • ,
  • shop
  • ,
  • snitch
  • ,
  • stag

6. Cause someone to believe an untruth

  • "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"
    synonym:
  • deceive
  • ,
  • betray
  • ,
  • lead astray

Examples of using

I would never betray you!
I would never betray you!
I would never betray you!