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betray

[ bih-trey ]
/ bɪˈtreɪ /
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verb (used with object)
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Origin of betray

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English bitraien, equivalent to bi- be- + traien, from Old French trair, from Latin trādere “to betray”; see traitor

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British Dictionary definitions for betray

betray
/ (bɪˈtreɪ) /

verb (tr)

Derived forms of betray

betrayal, nounbetrayer, noun

Word Origin for betray

C13: from be- + trayen from Old French trair, from Latin trādere
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