Definition of 'betray'
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The speed with which his confidence has collapsed betrays the pressure under which he puts himself. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Canada is ignoring its global responsibility and betraying its promises. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some of us will be betrayed by our friends. Christianity Today (2000)They have had the pleasure of discovering that no one was betraying them after all. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But privilege came with risk and promises were betrayed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)How would it feel to be betrayed by your friends? The Sun (2014)It feels like they are betraying the one they loved and lost. The Sun (2014)This is more likely to occur if one adult is betrayed by another within a supposedly committed relationship. Know Your Own Mind (1991)But balanced against that is the fear of letting down your family and betraying the ones you love. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Explain that suicide is a plea for help and that telling you or another responsible adult is not betraying a confidence. You and Your Adolescent: A Parents' Guide for Ages 10 to 20 (1990)At least now they can throw their weight behind the hosts without feeling like they are betraying one of their own. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Why did he betray his friend? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Their friends are busy betraying them. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)She cannot enter one world without betraying the other; she feels she belongs nowhere. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In his case it could have been as innocent as a five-year-old friend betraying him after a playground fight. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His confidence had been betrayed. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)It was an approach that betrayed the frayed confidence of a side who have won only one of their past 24 championship matches. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That betrays both their confidence in getting away with it and the fact they don't see dole fraud as especially wrong or shameful. The Sun (2015)Suppose I harm a friend by betraying a confidence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Had I betrayed that confidence in his interests? Seminary Boy (2006)
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Translations for 'betray'
British English: betray /bɪˈtreɪ/ VERB
If you betray someone who trusts you, you do something which hurts and disappoints them.
He is the only one who did not betray his people and co-operate with the enemy.
- American English: betray
- Arabic: يَخونُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: trair
- Chinese: 背叛
- Croatian: izdati
- Czech: zradit
- Danish: forråde
- Dutch: verraden
- European Spanish: traicionar
- Finnish: pettää kavaltaa
- French: trahir
- German: verraten
- Greek: προδίδω
- Italian: tradire
- Japanese: 裏切る
- Korean: 배신하다
- Norwegian: forråde
- Polish: zdradzić
- European Portuguese: trair
- Romanian: a trăda
- Russian: предавать
- Spanish: traicionar
- Swedish: förråda
- Thai: ทรยศ
- Turkish: ihanet etmek
- Ukrainian: зраджувати
- Vietnamese: phản bội
Definition of betray from the Collins English Dictionary
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