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Like naming an object Foo accidentally reveals its relationship to Bar.

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  • Is belies appropriate in that sentence?
    – wrhall
    Mar 30 '17 at 15:55
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I think betrays would work here; naming the object Foo betrays its relationship to Bar.

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  • Snap :) You beat me to it @Connor Harris
    – MikeRoger
    Mar 30 '17 at 15:59
  • Betray is one of the "definitions" of belie. Does that mean either word is appropriate in this context?
    – wrhall
    Mar 30 '17 at 18:53
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    Not exact synonyms I think @wrhall. My face may belie my age, but that is surely entirely different from betraying it?
    – MikeRoger
    Mar 30 '17 at 19:52
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Betrays.

E.g. naming an object passwordHint betrays its relationship to anActualPassword.

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Unmasks.

E.g. naming an object latinate unmasks its relationship to a certain dead language.

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