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Betray meaning

betray - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or fraud, in violation of trust; to give up treacherously or faithlessly; as, an officer betrayed the city.
  2. 2. To prove faithless or treacherous to, as to a trust or one who trusts; to be false to; to deceive; as, to betray a person or a cause.
  3. 3. To violate the confidence of, by disclosing a secret, or that which one is bound in honor not to make known.
  4. 4. To disclose or discover, as something which prudence would conceal; to reveal unintentionally.
  5. 5. To mislead; to expose to inconvenience not foreseen to lead into error or sin.
  6. 6. To lead astray, as a maiden; to seduce ( as under promise of marriage) and then abandon.
  7. 7. To show or to indicate; - said of what is not obvious at first, or would otherwise be concealed.
  8. 8. To deliver up treacherously; disclose in breach of trust; entrap; reveal.

betray - examples of usage

  1. Therefore if he did not betray himself, the girl could not betray him. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. There is one among us who will betray me. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. " Then why don't you betray my presence? - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
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