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Meaning of CONFIDE

Pronunciation:  kun'fId

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  reveal in private; tell confidentially
  2. [v]  To confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"

CONFIDE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: commit, entrust, intrust, trust
 See Also: bank, break, bring out, charge, commend, consign, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give, give away, hand, impart, let on, let out, obligate, pass, pass on, reach, recommit, relieve, rely, reveal, swear, trust, turn over, unbosom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*fide"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Confided}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Confiding}.] [L. confidere; con- + fidere to trust.
    See {Faith}, and cf. {Affiance}.]
    To put faith (in); to repose confidence; to trust; -- usually
    followed by in; as, the prince confides in his ministers.
          By thy command I rise or fall, In thy protection I
          confide.                                 --Byron.
          Judge before friendships, then confide till death.
  2. \Con*fide"\, v. t.
    To intrust; to give in charge; to commit to one's keeping; --
    followed by to.
          Congress may . . . confide to the Circuit jurisdiction
          of all offenses against the United States. --Story.
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