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bewray

[ bih-rey ]

verb (used with object)

, Archaic.
  1. to reveal or expose.
  2. to betray.


bewray

/ bɪˈreɪ /

verb

  1. See betray
    tr an obsolete word for betray


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Derived Forms

  • beˈwrayer, noun

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Other Words From

  • be·wrayer noun
  • unbe·wrayed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bewray1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bewray1

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

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Example Sentences

You bewray yourself and sex by repeating the slander, though even in jest, as I see you are.

See thou to it; but from me shalt thou have but good even as hath been aforetime; so bewray me not.'

Should we be silent and not speak, our raiment And state of bodies would bewray what life We have led since thy exile.

Well then,” said Hallblithe, “why did the Puny Fox bewray me, and at whose bidding?

O what an evaporation wherewith to bewray the masks or mufflers of young mangy queans.

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