reveal in private; tell confidentially
entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit(verb)
confer a trust upon
"The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"
To trust, have faith (in).
To entrust (something) to the responsibility of someone.
I confide this mission to you alone.
To take (someone) into one's confidence, to speak in secret with. ( + in)
I could no longer keep this secret alone; I decided to confide in my brother.
To say (something) in confidence.
Origin: From confido, from con- + fido; see faith, fidelity.
to put faith (in); to repose confidence; to trust; -- usually followed by in; as, the prince confides in his ministers
to intrust; to give in charge; to commit to one's keeping; -- followed by to
Origin: [L. confidere; con- + fidere to trust. See Faith, and cf. Affiance.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-fīd′, v.i. to trust wholly or have faith (with in): to rely.—v.t. to entrust, or commit to the charge of.—ns. Confidant′, one confided in or entrusted with secrets: a bosom-friend:—fem. Confidante′; Con′fidence, firm trust or belief: faith: self-reliance: firmness: boldness: presumption; Con′fidency.—adj. Con′fident, trusting firmly: having full belief: positive: bold.—n. a confidential friend.—adj. Confiden′tial, (given) in confidence: admitted to confidence: private.—advs. Confiden′tially; Con′fidently.—n. Confid′er, one who confides.—adj. Confid′ing, trustful.—adv. Confid′ingly.—n. Confid′ingness.—Confidence trick, a swindler's trick, whereby a person is induced to hand over money as a mark of confidence in the swindler; Confidant person, in Scots law, a confidential person, partner, agent, &c. [L. confidĕre—con, sig. completeness, and fidĕre, to trust.]
The numerical value of confide in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of confide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.
We confide in our strength, without boasting of it we respect that of others, without fearing it.
We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.
A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
For undemocratic reasons and for motives not of State, they arrive at their conclusions -- largely inarticulate. Being void of self-expression they confide their views to none; but sometimes in a smoking room, one learns why things were done.
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