Definitions of betray

  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. 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. To violate the confidence of, by disclosing a secret, or that which one is bound in honor not to make known.
  4. To disclose or discover, as something which prudence would conceal; to reveal unintentionally.
  5. To mislead; to expose to inconvenience not foreseen to lead into error or sin.
  6. To lead astray, as a maiden; to seduce ( as under promise of marriage) and then abandon.
  7. To show or to indicate; - said of what is not obvious at first, or would otherwise be concealed.
  8. To give over into the hands of an enemy by treachery; as, Judas betrayed his Master for thirty pieces of silver; to fail to be true to through fraud or unfaithfulness; as, to betray a trust; to disclose, as a secret; to deceive; to indicate or show; as, his manner betrays uneasiness.
  9. To give up treacherously: to disclose in breach of trust: to discover or show.
  10. To deliver up treacherously; disclose in breach of trust; entrap; reveal.
  11. To reveal unintentionally; show signs of.
  12. be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; " She cheats on her husband"; " Might her husband be wandering?"
  13. To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or breach of trust; to prove unfaithful to, as a trust; to disclose treacherously what has been instrusted for secrecy; to expose to injury by violation of confidence; to deceive; to mislead; to discover; to show.
  14. To give into the hands of an enemy by treachery; to be unfaithful to a friend; to violate trust or confidence; to mislead; to entrap.
  15. Betraying.
  16. Betrayal, betrayer.
  17. Betrayer.
  18. Betrayed.
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