Definición de betray en Inglés

betray

Pronunciación /bəˈtrā/ /bəˈtreɪ/

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  • 1Expose (one's country, a group, or a person) to danger by treacherously giving information to an enemy.

    ‘a double agent who betrayed some 400 British and French agents to the Germans’
    • ‘After all, they were betraying the organization that he had long worked to make greater.’
    • ‘I suppose often I fall over my own drawn line, but I have to give some help or I would be betraying another ethic… that of being a teacher.’
    • ‘Control Room gives insight into the concept of journalistic integrity and how each side may see the other betraying that ethic.’
    • ‘In every way possible, conservative dogma has betrayed the country.’
    • ‘We don't think the United States has any interest whatsoever in betraying the poor Kurds you see for self-interest.’
    • ‘In spycraft there are four ways to persuade someone to betray their country, known as MICE; Money, Ideology, Coercion & Ego.’
    • ‘This is why he must swear repeatedly that he would never betray American interests to foreign powers: because he will.’
    • ‘Not to do so would be to betray the public interest and endanger the police, health service workers and victims.’
    • ‘Both of these ideologies have betrayed their promises.’
    • ‘Could members of a gang be so myopic that they act in ways that betray their best interests?’
    • ‘‘He has sold out our country and betrayed our national interests,’ a former supporter told me.’
    • ‘So long as racism exists, there will be a need for an independent black politics to make sure that black people's interests are not betrayed.’
    • ‘Politicians can betray the public interest when it comes into conflict with, and loses to, their own private interests.’
    • ‘So to some he is already betraying the interests of small countries and the commission, keeper of the supranational flame, to power-grabbing Brits, Spaniards and French.’
    • ‘By granting them such privilege, aren't Bulgarians betraying national interests?’
    • ‘He said they had betrayed the interests of the parents and the teachers by voting against the bill.’
    • ‘The newly formed Albanian National Army refused to accept the agreement claiming it betrayed Albanian interests.’
    • ‘The only branch of humanity who did not make the grade were the planters of the Caribbean islands who chose to betray their class interests because of race considerations.’
    • ‘And in the process she betrays all her own careful jurisprudence around race.’
    break one's promise to, be disloyal to, be unfaithful to, break faith with, play someone false, fail, let down
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    1. 1.1Treacherously reveal (secrets or information)
      ‘many of those employed by diplomats betrayed secrets and sold classified documents’
      • ‘However, sources close to him say they believe the government alleged that he was betraying details of planned NATO airstrikes to the opposition leadership.’
      • ‘I trusted Aunt Demeter to look out for my safety, but she betrayed every detail of my running away.’
      • ‘Artie promises not to betray certain details only to show us both the promise and betrayal together.’
      • ‘None of those who did know her would even consider betraying that information.’
      • ‘He admitted that rumors were circulating that Badr Corps fighters were betraying to the Americans the hiding-places of Mahdi Army officials.’
      reveal, disclose, divulge, give away, leak, lay bare, make known, uncover, unmask, expose, bring out into the open, tell
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    2. 1.2Be disloyal to.
      ‘his friends were shocked when he betrayed them’
      • ‘And if someone is disloyal, if someone betrays a trust, in Texas, they're right down there with child molesters and ax murderers.’
      • ‘As she said, ‘I felt shocked, angry, betrayed and violated’.’
      • ‘Beat your child; and the worst part of the hurt are the feelings of love betrayed, or trust shocked.’
      • ‘Every time it rains, we look up at the sky and are shocked and betrayed.’
      • ‘She told the court that upon reading the Mirror article she felt ‘shocked, angry, betrayed and violated’.’
      • ‘I felt shocked, angry, betrayed and violated by the article.’
      • ‘You are left feeling feel betrayed, shocked, dismayed and maybe minus an ear lobe or fingertip.’
      • ‘By your historically unprecedented disloyalty, you have betrayed our trust.’
      • ‘He had only seconds to look shocked and betrayed before everyone in the inn's common room jumped on them.’
      • ‘He stood shocked, unable to think of words, only feeling betrayed.’
      • ‘I feel betrayed, as if The Mysterious M has been disloyal in some way.’
      • ‘A lot of what you see and read on the web requires trust on the part of the reader, and when someone betrays that trust, every reader that bought into the story loses something.’
      • ‘Men fall in love with her, and she betrays and then dumps them.’
      • ‘And to a great extent, I feel somewhat betrayed, if you will.’
      • ‘‘I don't feel abandoned or betrayed or even particularly left,’ she wrote me.’
      • ‘Because as you say, they feel very, very betrayed.’
      • ‘The university's actions left me feeling betrayed.’
      • ‘And the human relationship with this entity is evolving in the moment as people come to terms with a compact broken - a covenant betrayed.’
      • ‘Just like Germany and Italy in the inter-war period, China feels betrayed and humiliated, and seeks to avenge historic wounds.’
      • ‘He now feels angry beyond words at ConAgra, misused, betrayed.’
      betray, inform against, inform on
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  • 2Unintentionally reveal; be evidence of.

    ‘she drew a deep breath that betrayed her indignation’
    • ‘Neyl wriggled out of the window and held on tightly with both hands, his face betraying his shock.’
    • ‘Michael's hand fell, his face betrayed the shock he felt.’
    • ‘Katherine's face betrayed utter shock, then utter amusement.’
    • ‘Her face betrayed her shock and betrayal, her eyes filled with tears.’
    • ‘Chantal's response forced his eyes to betray his shock as well.’
    • ‘That this result has been a shock betrays the chasm between the top two divisions.’
    • ‘Yet if the 25-year-old's words spoke of surprise, they should not have done; his voice betrayed modesty, not shock.’
    • ‘Herod's face betrayed his shock and anger as he scooted his large body off his throne.’
    • ‘Jake's dark eyes betrayed that he was in a state of worried shock in itself, but it seemed to vanish when Vivian's blessed lips spread into a infinitely joyful smile.’
    • ‘Her pale face betrayed the greatness of the shock she had just been through.’
    • ‘And the carefree indifference to the truth that that sort of statement betrays is worrisome in the extreme - even if it's said in the service of a goal you think we should pursue.’
    • ‘That's why I say it's an absurd question, because it betrays, at the very least, a serious oversimplification of evolutionary genetics.’
    • ‘This betrays, I think, a stunning ignorance of history.’
    • ‘It does seem that The Times sometimes betrays what is likely the more liberal leanings of a lot of its staff.’
    • ‘If it wasn't, their repeated refusal to even investigate gross abuses betrays a lack of interest in truth or accuracy that calls into question our ability to believe anything written in the paper.’
    • ‘‘Tell me we're not going where I think we're going,’ Dead-Eye asked, his voice betraying only mild interest.’
    • ‘Just a slight tensing of the muscles, an infinitesimal straightening of the back, a tiny lift of the head, betrayed his sudden interest.’
    • ‘Only the subtle movement of one huge furry ear betrayed his interest in the exchange.’
    • ‘I queried, the look of puzzlement on my face betraying the fact that I hadn't a clue what he was talking about.’
    • ‘The fact that the New York Post article was written as it was betrays the fact that the Administration feels very vulnerable about this whole issue.’
    manifest, make manifest, exhibit, reveal, convey, communicate, make known
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Origen

Middle English from be-‘thoroughly’ + obsolete tray ‘betray’, from Old French trair, based on Latin tradere ‘hand over’.