Synonyms for betray

Synonyms for (verb) betray

Synonyms: rat, stag, snitch, shit, shop, denounce, betray, tell on, give away, grass

Definition: give away information about somebody

Usage: He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam

Similar words: inform

Definition: impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

Usage: I informed him of his rights


Synonyms: lead astray, deceive, betray

Definition: cause someone to believe an untruth

Usage: The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house

Similar words: misinform, mislead

Definition: give false or misleading information to


Synonyms: betray, bewray

Definition: reveal unintentionally

Usage: Her smile betrayed her true feelings

Similar words: unwrap, expose, give away, reveal, let on, let out, break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge

Definition: make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

Usage: 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


Synonyms: betray, fail

Definition: disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake

Usage: His sense of smell failed him this time; His strength finally failed him; His children failed him in the crisis

Similar words: let down, disappoint

Definition: fail to meet the hopes or expectations of

Usage: Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage


Synonyms: sell, betray

Definition: deliver to an enemy by treachery

Usage: Judas sold Jesus; The spy betrayed his country

Similar words: cozen, deceive, delude, lead on

Definition: be false to; be dishonest with


Synonyms: betray, cheat, cheat on, wander, cuckold

Definition: be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

Usage: She cheats on her husband; Might her husband be wandering?

Similar words: cozen, deceive, delude, lead on

Definition: be false to; be dishonest with