To Bewra'y. v.a. [ƿꞃᵹan, bƿꞃᵹan, Saxon.]
- To betray; to discover perfidiously.
Fair feeling words he wisely 'gan display,
And, for her humour fitting purpose, fain
To tempt the cause itself for to bewray. Fairy Queen, b. i.
- To shew; to make visible: this word is now little in use.
She saw a pretty blush in Philodea's cheeks bewray a modest discontentment. Sidney.
Men do sometimes bewray that by deeds, which to confess they are hardly drawn. Hooker, b. i. § 7.
Next look on him that seems for counsel fit,
Whose silver locks bewray his store of days. Fairfax, b. iii.