What does confide mean?

Definitions for confidekənˈfaɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confide(verb)

    reveal in private; tell confidentially

  2. 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"


  1. confide(Verb)

    To trust, have faith (in).

  2. confide(Verb)

    To entrust (something) to the responsibility of someone.

    I confide this mission to you alone.

  3. confide(Verb)

    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.

  4. confide(Verb)

    To say (something) in confidence.

  5. Origin: From confido, from con- + fido; see faith, fidelity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confide(verb)

    to put faith (in); to repose confidence; to trust; -- usually followed by in; as, the prince confides in his ministers

  2. Confide(verb)

    to intrust; to give in charge; to commit to one's keeping; -- followed by to

  3. Origin: [L. confidere; con- + fidere to trust. See Faith, and cf. Affiance.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Confide

    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. confidĕrecon, sig. completeness, and fidĕre, to trust.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confide in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Albert Camus:

    We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.

  2. Thomas Jefferson:

    We confide in our strength, without boasting of it we respect that of others, without fearing it.

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.

  4. Robert Hall:

    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.

  5. Michelangelo:

    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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Translations for confide

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  • вярвам, поверявам, доверявам, доверявам сеBulgarian
  • confiarSpanish
  • toevertrouwen, vertrouwenDutch

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