verb (used with object)
- betjeman, sir john,
Origin of betray
Examples from the Web for betrayed
A young novelist dies, the American military is betrayed and James Patterson is profiled.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 29-Jan 4, 2014|William Boot|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I had to file for bankruptsy [sic]…To have been betrayed by someone in the Christian Community.Ponzi-Scheming Pastor Fleeced His Flock Out of Millions|Brandy Zadrozny|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
KABUL, Afghanistan — The girls of Afghanistan have been betrayed.The West Made Lots of Promises to Afghan Girls, Now It’s Breaking Them|Heather Barr|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her sunny, dimpled smile was betrayed by her hunched, buckled posture.
He called me every single day for a year, but I was so hurt and so betrayed.
Wordsworth, until he began the Ecclesiastical Sonnets, was betrayed by his "penchant for paradox."
I betrayed him, and now I am treated as if I had committed the worst of crimes.The Honor of the Name|Emile Gaboriau
Contemporary critics have also betrayed a certain concern for some aspects of Lowell's criticism.Modern American Prose Selections|Various
Again I had betrayed irritation; again the lions saw it, 281 understood it, and remembered.The Maids of Paradise|Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
His glance, long and greedy, betrayed how envious of me he was.The Seven-Branched Candlestick|Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
Word Origin for betray
late 13c., bitrayen "mislead, deceive, betray," from be- + obsolete Middle English tray, from Old French traine "betrayal, deception, deceit," from trair (Modern French trahir) "betray, deceive," from Latin tradere "hand over," from trans- "across" (see trans-) + dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). Related: Betrayed; betraying.