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Related to bewraying: bray, covert, 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 ?
Whethersoever it be that my mind miscarrieth, bewraying simple language in such sort that the words do seem to come endlong and overthwart --"
Fears midwife's rout, bewraying his parents' fault In want of honesty and excess of sin.