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Synonyms for betray

Synonyms for betray

to be treacherous to

to cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation

Synonyms for betray

deliver to an enemy by treachery

disappoint, prove undependable to


Related Words

be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

give away information about somebody

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Fans believed that Tyrion could, if Jaime survives his apparent drowning and is imprisoned by Dany, betray Dany by "paying his debt" to his brother and returning the favor to set him free.
If you don't want to betray your husband, then ignore his brother's flirting.
But Jesus gives Judas bread from Jesus' own table, knowing that Judas will get up from that table and go out and betray him.
The last words our hero heard before his death were: "Why did you betray socialism?
Abernathy maintains that both Huck and the novel betray this evolving community when they land at the Phelps' farm.
In an interview with The Independent, the former editor of the Daily Mirror said that he would not betray any genuine confidences but that "lots of people have betrayed my confidences, and lots of people have treated me pretty badly over the years - and I have no compunction at all in settling those scores in terms of revelation".
But Neel's expressive handling and Vuillard's soft-focus intimacy betray a personal and even sentimental relationship to their subjects.
For the thieves in a heist film must not only outwit and overcome all the obstacles and defenses of the banks and cops, they must also withstand the temptation to betray and sell out their partners.
Humans constantly emit nonverbal communications, which sometimes accurately betray innermost thoughts more often than the spoken word.
Assad provoked international outrage last month during a visit to Syria by Pope John Paul II, when he said Israelis "tried to kill the principles of all religions with the same mentality in which they betrayed Jesus Christ and the same way they tried to betray and kill the Prophet Muhammad".
Espionage experts say that spies betray their country for a variety of reasons.
She does not betray the Stierle family's trust, nor does she leave any loose ends.
Summary: New Delhi [India], December 9 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar on Saturday slammed the Congress over its alleged Youth leader Salman Nizami's tweet questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's family background and called for a punishment against those who betray the nation.
When Sally tries to defend herself though, Thomas will remind her of how much he stuck his neck out for her when they dated, assuring his family that history wasn't going to repeat itself if he became involved with a Spectra, forcing her to admit that she hadn't originally intended to betray him.
I still like him and I kind of want to have a little something with him but I would never betray my husband.