bewray

[ bih-rey ]
/ bɪˈreɪ /
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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 formsbe·wray·er, nounun·be·wrayed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bewray

bewray

/ (bɪˈreɪ) /

verb

(tr) an obsolete word for betray
Derived Formsbewrayer, noun

Word Origin for bewray

C13: from be- + Old English wrēgan to accuse; related to Gothic wrōhjan
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Word Origin and History for bewray

bewray


v.

"to reveal, expose," c.1300, from be- + wray. "Probably more or less of a conscious archaism since the 17th c." [OED] Related: Bewrayed; bewraying.

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