betray

[ bih-trey ]
/ bɪˈtreɪ /
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verb (used with object)

Origin of betray

1200–50; Middle English bitraien, equivalent to bi- be- + traien < Old French trair < Latin trādere to betray. See traitor
SYNONYMS FOR betray
ANTONYMS FOR betray
4, 6 hide, conceal.
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British Dictionary definitions for self-betrayal

betray

/ (bɪˈtreɪ) /

verb (tr)

Derived Formsbetrayal, nounbetrayer, noun

Word Origin for betray

C13: from be- + trayen from Old French trair, from Latin trādere
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Word Origin and History for self-betrayal

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.

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