bewray


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Related to bewray: countenance, odious, perfidiously, conies, contemned

be·wray

 (bĭ-rā′)
tr.v. be·wrayed, be·wray·ing, be·wrays Archaic
To disclose, divulge, or betray.

[Middle English biwreien : bi-, be- + wreien, to accuse (from Old English wrēgan).]

bewray

(bɪˈreɪ)
vb
(tr) an obsolete word for betray
[C13: from be- + Old English wrēgan to accuse; related to Gothic wrōhjan]
beˈwrayer n

be•wray

(bɪˈreɪ)

v.t. Archaic.
to reveal or expose.
[1250–1300; Middle English bewraien=be- be- + wraien, Old English wrēgen to accuse]

bewray


Past participle: bewrayed
Gerund: bewraying

Imperative
bewray
bewray
Present
I bewray
you bewray
he/she/it bewrays
we bewray
you bewray
they bewray
Preterite
I bewrayed
you bewrayed
he/she/it bewrayed
we bewrayed
you bewrayed
they bewrayed
Present Continuous
I am bewraying
you are bewraying
he/she/it is bewraying
we are bewraying
you are bewraying
they are bewraying
Present Perfect
I have bewrayed
you have bewrayed
he/she/it has bewrayed
we have bewrayed
you have bewrayed
they have bewrayed
Past Continuous
I was bewraying
you were bewraying
he/she/it was bewraying
we were bewraying
you were bewraying
they were bewraying
Past Perfect
I had bewrayed
you had bewrayed
he/she/it had bewrayed
we had bewrayed
you had bewrayed
they had bewrayed
Future
I will bewray
you will bewray
he/she/it will bewray
we will bewray
you will bewray
they will bewray
Future Perfect
I will have bewrayed
you will have bewrayed
he/she/it will have bewrayed
we will have bewrayed
you will have bewrayed
they will have bewrayed
Future Continuous
I will be bewraying
you will be bewraying
he/she/it will be bewraying
we will be bewraying
you will be bewraying
they will be bewraying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bewraying
you have been bewraying
he/she/it has been bewraying
we have been bewraying
you have been bewraying
they have been bewraying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bewraying
you will have been bewraying
he/she/it will have been bewraying
we will have been bewraying
you will have been bewraying
they will have been bewraying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bewraying
you had been bewraying
he/she/it had been bewraying
we had been bewraying
you had been bewraying
they had been bewraying
Conditional
I would bewray
you would bewray
he/she/it would bewray
we would bewray
you would bewray
they would bewray
Past Conditional
I would have bewrayed
you would have bewrayed
he/she/it would have bewrayed
we would have bewrayed
you would have bewrayed
they would have bewrayed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bewray - reveal unintentionallybewray - reveal unintentionally; "Her smile betrayed her true feelings"
disclose, let on, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, unwrap, discover, bring out, break - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
References in classic literature ?
said Prince John, ``thou wouldst not bewray our counsel?
Related are Norwegian rogja ('to accuse', 'to gossip'), Swedish roja 'to tell as secret', Old Danish rogha, Old English wregan and wroht, English bewray, Dutch wroegen and Middle Low German wroge and wroch for 'legal accusation', 'punishment', and 'fine'.
For though your sonne my Lord the King be young, Yet he will see so well unto him selfe, That he will make the prowdest Rebell know, What tis to moove or to displease a King, And though his looks bewray such lenitie, Yet at advantage hee can use extremitie .