Betray and Fail


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Betray verb – Disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake.
Fail is a synonym for betray in action topic. In some cases you can use "Fail" instead a verb "Betray", when it comes to topics like break one's promise to.
Nearby Words: betrayal, betrayer, betraying
Synonyms for Betray


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Fail verb – Disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake.
Usage example: His children failed him in the crisis

Betray is a synonym for fail in break faith topic. You can use "Betray" instead a verb "Fail".
Nearby Words: failure, failing, failed
Synonyms for Fail

Common collocations

people betray people fail people
rest betray rest fail rest
moment betray moment fail moment
time betray time fail time
Other nouns: plans, everyone, times.

Both words in one sentence

  • Another Daredevil example is the Owl, an abusive Mood-Swinger who will torturously murder henchmen who betray or fail him once too often.
  • As a general rule, he always gives his newest servant a small taste of what awaits them should they ever betray or fail him.
  • Comic Book / The Kingpin Villainous Valour: Can be generally counted on to keep his word, genuinelly cares for his own family, sees his enemies in Worthy Opponent terms (sometimes), and will treat his underlings with respect so long as they don't fail or betray him.
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