betray

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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

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be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

give away information about somebody

References in classic literature ?
The mineral springs of Cauquenes burst forth on a line of dislocation, crossing a mass of stratified rock, the whole of which betrays the action of heat.
A field of water betrays the spirit that is in the air.
Besides, you good-for-nothing rascal, it is strictly forbidden to catch birds in the royal gardens of Fredericksburg; but your blue uniform betrays where you come from.
The instinct of the mind, the purpose of nature, betrays itself in the use we make of the signal narrations of history.
Go, then, and sleep; believe me, neither of us, weak girls as we are, will betray our watch.
Think not that I shall interfere with Heaven's own method of retribution, or, to my own loss, betray him to the gripe of human law.
A general confessed, in my presence, "that he got a victory purely by the force of cowardice and ill conduct;" and an admiral, "that, for want of proper intelligence, he beat the enemy, to whom he intended to betray the fleet.
But before the Prince went to the tournament he said to his wife, 'Now I know you will betray me to-day.
If their works betray imperfections, we wonder at the fewness of them.
I crept along the carpet, avoiding the slightest sound which might betray my presence.
for you have here at least three men who will not betray you.
To-day, as ever, he is ready to beguile and betray, to smash and to drown the incorrigible optimism of men who, backed by the fidelity of ships, are trying to wrest from him the fortune of their house, the dominion of their world, or only a dole of food for their hunger.
Taken in by the stratagem of Rosa, who had feigned to put it in the ground, and entertaining no doubt that this little farce had been played in order to force him to betray himself, he redoubled his precaution, and employed every means suggested by his crafty nature to watch the others without being watched himself.
Can love, which always seeks the good of its object, attempt to betray a woman into a bargain where she is so greatly to be the loser?
My best-loved wickedness and art is it, that my silence hath learned not to betray itself by silence.