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Definition 1: reveal in private; tell confidentially - [verb of communication]

(confide is a kind of ...) make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

"The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold" "The actress won't reveal how old she is" "bring out the truth" "he broke the news to her" "unwrap the evidence in the murder case" "The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings"

(... is a kind of confide ) relieve oneself of troubling information

(confide implies ...) have confidence or faith in

"We can trust in our government"

Definition 2: confer a trust upon - [verb of possession]

Samples where confide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret
  • I commit my soul to God

Synonyms for confide in the sense of this definition

(confide is a kind of ...) place into the hands or custody of

"hand me the spoon, please" "Turn the files over to me, please" "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

(... is a kind of confide ) give to in charge

"I commend my children to you"

(... is a kind of confide ) give over to another for care or safekeeping

"consign your baggage"

(... is a kind of confide ) commit again

"It was recommitted into her custody"

(... is a kind of confide ) commit in order to fulfill an obligation

"obligate money"

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