verb (used with object)
Origin of betray
Synonyms for betray
Antonyms for betray
Related Words for betrayerspy, deceiver, double-crosser, turncoat, fink, rat, traitor, weasel, snitch, nark, narc, backstabber
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Historical Examples of betrayer
Such were in some measure the sensations of Imogen, upon the re-appearance of her betrayer.
Her distress was a new gratification and stimulus to her betrayer.
In vain she resisted his violence; in vain she strove to escape from her betrayer.
Would she have been guilty of a wicked action, then, if she had been his betrayer?The Fat and the Thin
The betrayer of his trust was found dead in his room, slain by an unknown assassin.The Christian
Word Origin for betray
1520s, agent noun from betray (v.).
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.