betray


betray
01. Marc felt [betrayed] when Pamela left him for another guy.
02. The President [betrayed] us by raising taxes after promising not to do so.
03. The government is offering thousands of dollars to rebels who are willing to [betray] their leaders and join the fight against the revolution.
04. The gang members killed a man who was accused of [betraying] them to the police.
05. He [betrayed] his party by refusing to defend his leader in the press.
06. You told my boyfriend I kissed another guy at the party? I can't believe you [betrayed] me like that!
07. He [betrayed] his principles when he voted to support the cuts to the education budget.
08. He said nothing to his wife when she accused him of having an affair, afraid that his voice would [betray] him.
09. The union's support of the deal is viewed by many members as an act of [betrayal].
10. Militants within the party are calling for the leader's resignation, saying that he has [betrayed] the party's principles.
11. He was imprisoned for [betraying] his country after telling the international press of his country's secret nuclear weapons program.
12. The old man [betrayed] his Jewish neighbors to the Nazis.
13. The morning light in her face really [betrayed] her age.
14. She [betrayed] my confidence by reading my private diary and then talking about it with friends.
15. A Basque proverb suggests that a face that never laughs [betrays] an evil heart.
16. An Italian proverb notes that if someone [betrays] you once, it's his fault, but if he [betrays] you twice, it's your fault.
17. A Spanish proverb notes that love, pain, and money cannot be kept secret. They soon [betray] themselves.
18. Judith Rossner once said that it is easier to [betray] than to remain loyal.
19. Isaac Bashevis Singer once observed that when you [betray] someone else, you also [betray] yourself.
20. Anne Frank and her family hid from the Gestapo for over two years before finally being [betrayed] and sent to a concentration camp.
21. Judas Iscariot [betrayed] Jesus Christ with a kiss on the cheek.

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  • Betray — Be*tray (b[ e]*tr[=a] ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Betrayed} ( tr[=a]d ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Betraying}.] [OE. betraien, bitraien; pref. be + OF. tra[ i]r to betray, F. trahir, fr. L. tradere. See {Traitor}.] 1. To deliver into the hands of an enemy by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • betray — (v.) late 13c., bitrayen mislead, deceive, betray, from BE (Cf. be ) + obsolete M.E. tray, from O.Fr. traine betrayal, deception, deceit, from trair (Mod.Fr. trahir) betray, deceive, from L. tradere hand over, from trans across (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • betray — [v1] be disloyal abandon, be unfaithful, bite the hand that feeds you*, blow the whistle*, bluff, break faith, break promise, break trust, break with, commit treason, cross, deceive, deliver up*, delude, desert, double cross, finger*, forsake, go …   New thesaurus

  • betray — [bē trā′, bitrā′] vt. [ME bitraien < be , intens. + traien, betray < OFr trair < L tradere, to hand over: see TREASON] 1. a) to help the enemy of (one s country, cause, etc.); be a traitor to b) to deliver or expose to an enemy… …   English World dictionary

  • betray — I (disclose) verb acknowledge, admit, air, aperire, avow, bare, bear witness against, bring into the open, bring to light, come clean, confess, declare, detegere, divulge, double cross, expose, give away, give utterance to, impart, inform, inform …   Law dictionary

  • betray — 1 mislead, delude, *deceive, beguile, double cross Analogous words: trap, entrap, snare, ensnare (see CATCH): *dupe, trick, befool, hoodwink, gull 2 discover, *reveal, disclose, divulge, tell Analogous words: manifest, evidence, evince, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • betray — ► VERB 1) act treacherously towards (a person, country, etc.) by revealing information to or otherwise aiding an enemy. 2) be disloyal to. 3) unintentionally reveal; be evidence of. DERIVATIVES betrayal noun betrayer noun. ORIGIN from Old French… …   English terms dictionary

  • betray */*/ — UK [bɪˈtreɪ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms betray : present tense I/you/we/they betray he/she/it betrays present participle betraying past tense betrayed past participle betrayed 1) a) if you betray your country, or if you betray someone who… …   English dictionary

  • betray — be|tray [bıˈtreı] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(friends)¦ 2¦(country)¦ 3¦(emotions)¦ 4¦(truth)¦ 5 betray your beliefs/principles/ideals etc ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: tray to betray (13 16 centuries), from Old French traïr, from Latin tradere; TRAITOR] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • betray — be|tray [ bı treı ] verb transitive ** 1. ) if you betray your country, or you betray someone who needs your support, you deliberately do something that harms them or helps their opponents: In wartime many people accused of betraying their… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • betray — [[t]bɪtre͟ɪ[/t]] betrays, betraying, betrayed 1) VERB If you betray someone who loves or trusts you, your actions hurt and disappoint them. [V n] When I tell someone I will not betray his confidence I keep my word... [V n] The President betrayed… …   English dictionary