Betray and Reveal


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Betray verb – To make known (something abstract) through outward signs.
Usage example: his face betrayed his exasperation with his nosy neighbor

Reveal is a synonym for betray in show topic. In some cases you can use "Reveal" instead a verb "Betray", when it comes to topics like acknowledgement, divulge, give away, expose. popular alternative
Nearby Words: betrayal, betrayer, betraying
Synonyms for Betray


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Reveal verb – To make known (as information previously kept secret).
Usage example: at the end of the book, the detective reveals the identity of the mysterious stranger

Betray is a synonym for reveal in show topic. You can use "Betray" instead a verb "Reveal", if it concerns topics such as acknowledgement, divulge, disclose, bring to light. popular alternative
Nearby Words: revealed, revealing
Synonyms for Reveal

Common collocations

man betray man reveal man
position betray position reveal position
nature betray nature reveal nature
fact betray fact reveal fact
Other nouns: identity, location, secret, side, plans, feelings, secrets.

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / The Equalizer Bluff The Imposter: Either involving someone from McCall's spy past trying to get him to reveal or betray a still-relevant secret, or involving McCall trying to earn the confidence of a wary high-profile target.
  • Gambit Pileup Wild Things, with reveal after reveal, every character shown to betray and kill their erstwhile allies for the benefit of some other ally, who in turn betrays and kills them, and so on.
    Source: Gambit Pileup
  • Stoic Woobie She knows that she has to be killed by the man who was like a son to her, and can never reveal that she didn't betray him or her country.
    Source: Stoic Woobie
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