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Definition 1: the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity

Synonyms for trust in the sense of this definition

(trust is a kind of ...) a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

(... is a kind of trust ) tendency to believe readily

Definition 2: certainty based on past experience - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
  • he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun

Synonyms for trust in the sense of this definition

(trust is a kind of ...) the state of being certain

"his certainty reassured the others"

Definition 3: complete confidence in a person or plan etc - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • he cherished the faith of a good woman
  • the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust

Synonyms for trust in the sense of this definition

(trust is a kind of ...) any cognitive content held as true

Definition 4: a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service - [noun denoting group]

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

  • they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly

Synonyms for trust in the sense of this definition

(trust is a kind of ...) an association of companies for some definite purpose

(... is a kind of trust ) an illicit cartel formed to control the production and distribution of narcotic drugs

"drug cartels sometimes finance terrorist organizations"

(... is a kind of trust ) a cartel of companies or nations formed to control the production and distribution of oil

Definition 5: something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary) - [noun denoting possession]

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

  • he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father

(trust is a kind of ...) something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone

"that hat is my property" "he is a man of property"

(... is a kind of trust ) a savings account deposited by someone who makes themselves the trustee for a beneficiary and who controls it during their lifetime; afterward the balance is payable to the previously named beneficiary

(... is a kind of trust ) a trust that is created under a will and that becomes active after the grantor dies

(... is a kind of trust ) a trust created to maintain a beneficiary but to be secure against the beneficiary's improvidence

(... is a kind of trust ) a trust created and operating during the grantor's lifetime

(... is a kind of trust ) a trust that gives the trustee discretion to pay the beneficiary as much of the trust income as the trustee believes appropriate

(... is a kind of trust ) a trust created by the free and deliberate act of the parties involved (usually on the basis of written documentation)

(... is a kind of trust ) a trust inferred by operation of law

(... is a kind of trust ) a trust established to shift the income to someone who is taxed at a lower rate than the grantor for a period of 10 years or more

(... is a kind of trust ) a trust created for charitable or religious or educational or scientific purposes

(... is a kind of trust ) a trust in which the trustee performs no active duties

(... is a kind of trust ) a trust that enables a person to avoid possible conflict of interest by transferring assets to a fiduciary; the person establishing the trust gives up the right to information about the assets

(... is a kind of trust ) a trust in which the trustee must perform certain duties

(... is a kind of trust ) an agreement whereby persons owning stock with voting powers retain ownership while transferring the voting rights to the trustees

Definition 6: a trustful relationship - [noun denoting state]

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

  • he took me into his confidence
  • he betrayed their trust

Synonyms for trust in the sense of this definition

(trust is a kind of ...) the state of being friends (or friendly)

Definition 7: have confidence or faith in - [verb of cognition]

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

  • We can trust in our government

(trust is a kind of ...) accept as true; take to be true

"I believed his report" "We didn't believe his stories from the War" "She believes in spirits"

(... is a kind of trust ) have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of

(... is a kind of trust ) rely on for support

"We can lean on this man"

(... is a kind of trust ) have faith or confidence in

"you can count on me to help you any time" "Look to your friends for support" "You can bet on that!" "Depend on your family in times of crisis"

Definition 8: be confident about something - [verb of cognition]

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

  • I believe that he will come back from the war

Synonyms for trust in the sense of this definition

(trust is a kind of ...) regard something as probable or likely

"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"

Definition 9: expect and wish - [verb of emotion]

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

  • I trust you will behave better from now on
  • I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise

Synonyms for trust in the sense of this definition

(trust is a kind of ...) hope for; have a wish

"I wish I could go home now"

Definition 10: confer a trust upon - [verb of possession]

Samples where trust 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 trust in the sense of this definition

(trust 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 trust ) give to in charge

"I commend my children to you"

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

"consign your baggage"

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

"It was recommitted into her custody"

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

"obligate money"

Definition 11: (chiefly archaic) extend credit to - [verb of possession]

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

  • don't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her debts anymore

(trust is a kind of ...) give temporarily; let have for a limited time

"I will lend you my car" "loan me some money"

(trust belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

(trust is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

(trust is a kind of ...) consent to, give permission

"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband" "I won't let the police search her basement" "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

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