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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).]
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(tr) an obsolete word for betray
[C13: from be- + Old English wrēgan to accuse; related to Gothic wrōhjan]
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to reveal or expose.
[1250–1300; Middle English bewraien=be- be- + wraien, Old English wrēgen to accuse]
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Past participle: bewrayed
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|Verb||1.||bewray - 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"
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