verb (used with object) Archaic.
Origin of bewray
Examples from the Web for bewray
O what an evaporation wherewith to bewray the masks or mufflers of young mangy queans.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
Well served eleven day by day, To folly the twelfth did me bewray.Poems by the Way|William Morris
Heu quam difficile est crimen non prodere vultu; How hard is it not to bewray a mans fault by his forhead.
Smollett and Carlyle then walked home through secluded streets, and were silent, lest their speech should bewray them for Scots.Adventures among Books|Andrew Lang
Oft she turned her eyes on Gunnlaug, thereby proving the saw, "Eyes will bewray if maid love man."
British Dictionary definitions for bewray
Word Origin for bewray
Word Origin and History for bewray
"to reveal, expose," c.1300, from be- + wray. "Probably more or less of a conscious archaism since the 17th c." [OED] Related: Bewrayed; bewraying.