Definitions for confidekənˈfaɪd
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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.]
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.
The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.
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