betrayer


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be·tray

 (bĭ-trā′)
tr.v. be·trayed, be·tray·ing, be·trays
1.
a. To give aid or information to an enemy of; commit treason against: betray one's country.
b. To inform upon or deliver into the hands of an enemy in violation of a trust or allegiance: "City investigators betrayed him to his bosses as a whistle-blower" (Selwyn Raab).
2. To be false or disloyal to: betrayed a cause; betray one's spouse.
3. To divulge in a breach of confidence: betray a secret.
4. To make known unintentionally: Her hollow laugh betrayed her contempt for the idea.
5. To lead astray; deceive: "She felt somewhat like a woman who in a moment of passion is betrayed into an act of infidelity" (Kate Chopin).

[Middle English bitraien : bi-, be- + traien, to betray (from Old French trair, from Latin trādere, to hand over; see tradition).]

be·tray′al n.
be·tray′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.betrayer - one who reveals confidential information in return for moneybetrayer - one who reveals confidential information in return for money
canary, fink, snitch, stool pigeon, stoolie, stoolpigeon, sneaker, snitcher, sneak - someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
informant, source - a person who supplies information
copper's nark, nark - an informer or spy working for the police
supergrass, grass - a police informer who implicates many people
2.betrayer - a person who says one thing and does anotherbetrayer - a person who says one thing and does another
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
Judas - someone who betrays under the guise of friendship

betrayer

betrayer

noun
One who betrays:
Informal: rat.
Translations
خائِن، غادر، مُفْشي السِّر
zrádce
forræder
svikari
hainihanet eden

betrayer

[bɪˈtreɪəʳ] Ntraidor(a) m/f
she killed her betrayermató a quien la traicionó

betrayer

[bɪˈtreɪər] n
[+ friend] → dénonciateur/trice m/f
[country, ally] → traître/esse m/f
to be a betrayer of a country → trahir un pays
[principles, ideal] → traître/esse m/f
to be a betrayer of sth [+ ideal, principle] → être un traître envers qch

betrayer

nVerräter(in) m(f) (→ of an +dat); (Pol) → Verräter(in) m(f) (→ an +dat)

betray

(biˈtrei) verb
1. to act disloyally or treacherously towards (especially a person who trusts one). He betrayed his own brother (to the enemy).
2. to give away (a secret etc). Never betray a confidence!
3. to show (signs of). Her pale face betrayed her fear.
beˈtrayal noun
beˈtrayer noun
References in classic literature ?
I'll believe you are a coward, for yourself, but not a cowardly betrayer of your best friend.
For indeed the moonlight that fell across her bosom was not whiter than my thoughts, nor could any kiss--were it even such a kiss as Venus promised to the betrayer of Psyche--even in its fiercest delirium, be other than dross compared with the wild white peace of those silent hours when we lay thus married and maiden side by side.
But he only replied that I had been the betrayer in the case, by indulging in various amours.
However, fortune at length took pity on me; for as we were got a little beyond Wellington, in a narrow lane, my guards received a false alarm, that near fifty of the enemy were at hand; upon which they shifted for themselves, and left me and my betrayer to do the same.
Revolutionist and reactionary, victim and executioner, betrayer and betrayed, they shall all be pitied together when the light breaks on our black sky at last.
But suppose that the real betrayer of your brother--Ziemianitch had a part in it too, but insignificant and quite involuntary--suppose that he was a young man, educated, an intellectual worker, thoughtful, a man your brother might have trusted lightly, perhaps, but still--suppose.
For a while murder ate at his heart, and wild ideas and sketchy plans of killing his betrayers flashed through his mind.
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However, when the team are ambushed and everyone but Ethan is killed, he must prove his innocence and discover the real betrayer before the US government kill him.
23-hour election, as Atleos betrayer, and complained about Atleo's treatment at the hands of other chiefs.
and our path is right," "stand your ground and sunshine will return," "you say 'justice,' and they call you a betrayer.