- IPA: /bəˈtɹeɪ/, /bɪˈtɹeɪ/
betray (betrays, present participle betraying; past and past participle betrayed)
- (transitive) To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or fraud, in violation of trust; to give up treacherously or faithlessly.
- an officer betrayed the city
- (transitive) To prove faithless or treacherous to, as to a trust or one who trusts; to be false to; to deceive.
- to betray a person or a cause
- Quresh betrayed Sunil to marry Nuzhat.
- My eyes have been betraying me since I turned sixty.
- (transitive) To violate the confidence of, by disclosing a secret, or that which one is bound in honor not to make known.
- (transitive) To disclose or indicate, for example something which prudence would conceal; to reveal unintentionally.
- (transitive) To mislead; to expose to inconvenience not foreseen; to lead into error or sin.
- (transitive) To lead astray; to seduce (as under promise of marriage) and then abandon.
- (to prove faithless or treacherous) sell
- French: trahir, livrer
- German: verraten
- Italian: consegnare
- Portuguese: trair
- Russian: предава́ть
- Spanish: traicionar
- Italian: tradire
- Italian: rivelare
- Russian: выдава́ть