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betrays

verb
present tense third-person singular of betray

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1 to be unfaithful or disloyal to
  • childhood friends of movie stars often betray them by telling their secrets to the supermarket tabloids

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2 to make known (something abstract) through outward signs
  • his face betrayed his exasperation with his nosy neighbor

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3 to lead away from a usual or proper course by offering some pleasure or advantage
  • she was betrayed by a false show of friendship into covering up the crime

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“Betrays.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/betrays. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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