Betray

Be*tray"

(b*tr"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Betrayed (-trd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Betraying.] [OE. betraien, bitraien; pref. be- + OF. trar to betray, F. trahir, fr. L. tradere. See Traitor.] 1. To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or fraud, in violation of trust; to give up treacherously or faithlessly; as, an officer betrayed the city.
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Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men.
Matt. xvii. 22.
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2. To prove faithless or treacherous to, as to a trust or one who trusts; to be false to; to deceive; as, to betray a person or a cause.
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But when I rise, I shall find my legs betraying me.
Johnson.
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3. To violate the confidence of, by disclosing a secret, or that which one is bound in honor not to make known.
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Willing to serve or betray any government for hire.
Macaulay.
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4. To disclose or discover, as something which prudence would conceal; to reveal unintentionally.
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Be swift to hear, but cautious of your tongue, lest you betray your ignorance.
T. Watts.
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5. To mislead; to expose to inconvenience not foreseen to lead into error or sin.
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Genius . . . often betrays itself into great errors.
T. Watts.
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6. To lead astray, as a maiden; to seduce (as under promise of marriage) and then abandon.
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7. To show or to indicate; -- said of what is not obvious at first, or would otherwise be concealed.
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All the names in the country betray great antiquity.
Bryant.
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