[ bih-rey ]
/ bɪˈreɪ /

verb (used with object) Archaic.

to reveal or expose.
to betray.

Origin of bewray

1250–1300; Middle English bewraien, equivalent to be- be- + wraien, Old English wrēgan to accuse, cognate with Old High German ruogen (German rügen), Gothic wrohjan

Related forms

be·wray·er, nounun·be·wrayed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bewray


/ (bɪˈreɪ) /


(tr) an obsolete word for betray

Derived Forms

bewrayer, noun

Word Origin for bewray

C13: from be- + Old English wrēgan to accuse; related to Gothic wrōhjan
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