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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

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However, some also believe that Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) could be the one who betrays her for a much more literal expression of love.
Someone who betrays his own seniors, can"t talk about being betrayed," he said.
If one betray's one's God one essentially betrays oneself.
ISLAMABAD, December 31, 2009 (Frontier Star): Pakistan has said that India's army chief Gen Kappor's statement betrays a hostile intent as well as a hegemonic and jingoistic mindset Commenting on the statement made by Indian Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor that Indian army was ready to face Pakistan and China at the same time, the Spokesman said that such statements betray a hostile intent as well as a hegemonic and jingoistic mindset which is quite out of step with the realities of our time.
Psalm 55 says, "It is not an enemy who betrays me, not an adversary who deals insolently with me but it is you, my equal, my companion, my familiar friend.
1 : the behavior of a person who betrays trust or faith <a tale of treachery and revenge>
Goldstein further betrays Spinoza by making her book into a personal encounter, how as an adolescent she fell in love with the philosopher who aspired to a state of radical objectivity, in which the temporal self has been transcended.
Anyone who lies to and betrays the people he or she loves will inevitably lie to and betray a public he or she does not not really know, he said.
There is paragraph after paragraph condemning Israel's ``brutal violence,'' its ``indiscriminate harm enacted upon innocent civilians,'' the ``horrifying violence which betrays a fundamental respect for the sanctity and equality of all human life,'' the ``illegal Israeli aggressions'' and on and on and on.
As suspicion falls on Mo, Oliver betrays the oath of Doctor-Girlfriend confidentiality and drops her right in it.
The masculine face betrays another cryptic self-portrait, as the eyes, more his than hers, confront the viewer in a sneer of emotional stalemate.
The written or spoken word also betrays inner thoughts and ideation.
When he meets an attractive new colleague, Louise Ferman (Frances Barber), the vulnerability of the face that Joe MacConnell presents to the world is revealed and he betrays everything he holds dear in a moment of impulse.
Segregated utterly from society because of his parapsychological "ability," Vale allows himself to be controlled and trained by a psychiatrist, who eventually betrays him.
It is not only history that betrays art; it is also the position that a nation holds within nations; whereas a small nation may enjoy the richness of its cultural life, it suffers from an inaccessibility (in terms of its language, history, and culture) in the world arena.