Bewray Definition

bĭ-rā
bewrays
verb
bewrays
To disclose, divulge, or betray.
American Heritage
To divulge; reveal; betray.
Webster's New World

(archaic) To accuse; malign; speak evil of.

Wiktionary

To reveal; divulge; make known; declare; inform.

Wiktionary

To expose a person, rat someone out.

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Origin of Bewray

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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