Betray and Deceive


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Betray verb – Deliver to an enemy by treachery.
Usage example: The spy betrayed his country

Deceive is a synonym for betray in action topic. In some cases you can use "Deceive" instead a verb "Betray", when it comes to topics like honest, abuse, mislead, cheat. popular alternative
Nearby Words: betrayal, betrayer, betraying
Synonyms for Betray


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Deceive verb – Cause someone to believe an untruth.
Usage example: The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house

Betray is a synonym for deceive in honest topic. You can use "Betray" instead a verb "Deceive", if it concerns topics such as abuse, mislead, cheat, ill-treat. popular alternative
Nearby Words: deception, deceit, deceptive, deceiving, deceiver
Synonyms for Deceive

Common collocations

friend betray friend deceive friend
people betray people deceive people
men betray men deceive men
someone betray someone deceive someone
Other nouns: organization, crew, rest, queen, anyone, plans, player, everyone, employer, friends, players, heroes.
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