from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Archaic To disclose or betray.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To expose a deception.
- v. To accuse; malign; speak evil of.
- v. To reveal; divulge; make known; declare; inform.
- v. To expose a person, rat someone out.
- v. To divulge a secret.
- v. To disclose or reveal (usually with reference to a person's identity or true character) perfidiously, prejudicially, or to one's discredit or harm; betray; expose.
- v. To reveal or disclose unintentionally or incidentally; show the presence or true character of; show or make visible.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To soil. See beray.
- transitive v. To expose; to reveal; to disclose; to betray.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To accuse; malign.
- To reveal; divulge; make known; declare.
- To disclose or reveal (the identity or the secrets of a person) perfidiously or prejudicially; betray; expose.
- To reveal or disclose unintentionally or incidentally; show the presence or true character of; show or make visible.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. reveal unintentionally
Atli shall bewray thee, and cast thee into a worm-close, and thereafter shall Atli and his
But in thy love-making thou hast not bethought thee that keep her to thyself thou mayst not while I am above ground, save thou bewray me, and join thee to my foemen and thine.
“Villain!” said Prince John, “thou wouldst not bewray our counsel?”
Here comes the queen, whose looks bewray her anger:
Thereat laughed they all right jocundly only young Stephen and sir Leopold which never durst laugh too open by reason of a strange humour which he would not bewray and also for that he rued for her that bare whoso she might be or wheresoever.
O what an evaporation wherewith to bewray the masks or mufflers of young mangy queans.
Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.
Such as the murder of us twain may evermore bewray.
Thrasileon, the honour of our comfort, received his death so patiently, that he would not bewray the league betweene us, either by crying, howling, or any other meanes, but being torn with dogs and wounded with weapons, did yeeld forth a dolefull cry, more like unto a beast than a man.
"Hide the outcast; bewray not him that wandereth."
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