Bewray meaning

bĭ-rā
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To disclose, divulge, or betray.
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(archaic) To divulge; reveal; betray.
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(archaic) To accuse; malign; speak evil of.
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To reveal; divulge; make known; declare; inform.
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To divulge a secret.
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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.
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To reveal or disclose unintentionally or incidentally; show the presence or true character of; show or make visible.
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To soil or befoul; to beray.
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To expose a person, rat someone out.
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Origin of bewray

  • Middle English biwreien bi- be- wreien to accuse (from Old English wrēgan)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English bewraien, bewreyen, equivalent to be- +‎ wray, from Old English wrēġan (“to accuse, impeach”), from Proto-Germanic *wrōgijaną, *wrōhijaną (“to tell, speak, shout”), from Proto-Indo-European *were-, *wrē- (“to tell, speak”). Cognate with Old Frisian biwrōgja (“to disclose, reveal”), Old High German biruogen (“to disclose, reveal”), Modern German berügen (“to defraud”), Swedish röja (“to betray”).

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