betray vs cheat what difference

what is difference between betray and cheat

English

Etymology

From Middle English betrayen, betraien, equivalent to be- +‎ tray (to betray). English tray (to betray) derives from Middle English traien, from Old French traïr (to commit treason, betray), from Latin trādō (to deliver, give over). Compare also traitor, treason, tradition. In English betrayen meant solely to commit an act of treason against someone; deliver someone treasonably to an enemy; betray one’s trust; deceive, mislead. The modern sense to disclose, discover, reveal unintentionally is due to influence from or merger with English bewray (to reveal, divulge), which is similar in sound and meaning. The similarity with German betrügen, Dutch bedriegen, from Proto-West Germanic *bidreugan (to betray, deceive), is coincidental.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bəˈtɹeɪ/, /bɪˈtɹeɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Verb

betray (third-person singular simple present betrays, present participle betraying, simple past and past participle betrayed)

  1. (transitive) To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or fraud, in violation of trust; to give up treacherously or faithlessly.
    an officer betrayed the city
  2. (transitive) To prove faithless or treacherous to, as to a trust or one who trusts; to be false to; to deceive.
    to betray a person or a cause
    Quresh betrayed Sunil to marry Nuzhat.
    My eyes have been betraying me since I turned sixty.
  3. (transitive) To violate the confidence of, by disclosing a secret, or that which one is bound in honor not to make known.
  4. (transitive) To disclose or indicate, for example something which prudence would conceal; to reveal unintentionally.
    Though he had lived in England for many years, a faint accent betrayed his Swedish origin.
  5. (transitive) To mislead; to expose to inconvenience not foreseen; to lead into error or sin.
  6. (transitive) To lead astray; to seduce (as under promise of marriage) and then abandon.

Synonyms

  • (to prove faithless or treacherous): sell

Derived terms

  • betrayer
  • betrayal (noun)

Translations

Further reading

  • betray in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • betray in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • baryte


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʃiːt/
  • Rhymes: -iːt

Etymology 1

From Middle English cheten, an aphetic variant of acheten, escheten, from Old French escheoiter, from the noun (see below). Displaced native Old English beswican.

Verb

cheat (third-person singular simple present cheats, present participle cheating, simple past and past participle cheated)

  1. (intransitive) To violate rules in order to gain, or attempt to gain, advantage from a situation.
    Synonym: break the rules
  2. (intransitive) To be unfaithful to one’s spouse or partner.
  3. (transitive) To manage to avoid something even though it seemed inevitable.
  4. (transitive) To deceive; to fool; to trick.
    Synonyms: belirt, blench, lirt
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English chete, an aphetic form of eschete, escheat (the reversion of property to the state if there are no legal claimants), from Anglo-Norman escheat, Old French eschet, escheit, escheoit (that which falls to one), from the past participle of eschoir (to fall) (modern French échoir), from Vulgar Latin *excadō, from Latin ex + cadō (I fall).

Noun

cheat (plural cheats)

  1. Someone who cheats.
    Synonym: (informal) cheater
  2. An act of deception or fraud; that which is the means of fraud or deception.
    Synonyms: fraud, trick, imposition, imposture
  3. The weed cheatgrass.
  4. (card games) A card game where the goal is to have no cards remaining in a hand, often by telling lies.
    Synonyms: bullshit, BS, I doubt it
  5. (video games) A hidden means of gaining an unfair advantage in a video game, often by entering a cheat code.
    • 1992, Phil Howard, Cheat Mode (in Amstrad Action issue 76, January 1992, page 32)
      I’ve had a number of requests for a cheat for Turrican the first. Yes, there is a keypress built in []
Synonyms
  • double play
Translations
Derived terms
Descendants
  • French: cheat
  • German: Cheat

Further reading

  • cheat (game) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • ‘tache, Tache, Taché, Teach, Tâche, chate, he-cat, tache, teach, theca

French

Etymology

English cheat

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʃit/

Noun

cheat m (plural cheats)

  1. (video games) cheat

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