Definition of Confide

1. Verb. Reveal in private; tell confidentially. "They confide that there was a traffic accident "

Entails: Bank, Rely, Swear, Trust
Generic synonyms: Break, Bring Out, Disclose, Discover, Divulge, Expose, Give Away, Let On, Let Out, Reveal, Unwrap
Specialized synonyms: Relieve, Unbosom
Derivative terms: Confidant, Confidence

2. Verb. Confer a trust upon. "They confide him to write the letter"; "I commit my soul to God"
Exact synonyms: Commit, Entrust, Intrust, Trust
Specialized synonyms: Commend, Charge, Consign, Recommit, Obligate
Generic synonyms: Give, Hand, Pass, Pass On, Reach, Turn Over
Derivative terms: Committee, Confidence, Trust, Trust, Trustee, Trustee

Definition of Confide

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

2. v. t. To intrust; to give in charge; to commit to one's keeping; -- followed by to.

Definition of Confide

1. Verb. (intransitive now rare) To trust, have faith ('''in'''). ¹

2. Verb. (transitive dated) To entrust (something) '''to''' the responsibility of someone. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To take (someone) into one's confidence, to speak in secret with. ( + '''in''') ¹

4. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To say (something) in confidence. ¹

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Definition of Confide

1. to reveal in trust or confidence [v -FIDED, -FIDING, -FIDES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Confide

confide (current term)
confidence artist
confidence game
confidence games
confidence interval
confidence intervals
confidence level
confidence limits
confidence man
confidence men
confidence trick
confidence trickster

Literary usage of Confide

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"S. Spec, sea (as in "there was a sea on"), rip, bobble, chop. communicate, vt I. impart, convey, give, carry, confide; spec, deliver, telephone, tell, say, ..."

2. Publications (1853)
"... to Matt. xvii. those who in uprightness of heart confide in him; we also see how he deals with enemies and gainsayers, and visits them. ..."

3. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
""\Vithout doing this we shall never know who to confide in, but shall constantly mistake friends for enemies, and enemies for friends, till in the confusion ..."

4. The Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century: Comprising Its by James Gettys McGready Ramsey (1853)
"... State Government, and to its counsels and authority, the present Assembly chose to confide whatever was defective or immature in their own legislation. ..."

5. pennsylvania archives by Samuel Hazard, John Blair Linn, William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, George Edward Reed, Pennsylvania State Library, Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Gertrude MacKinney, Charles Francis Hoban (1877)
"... and in this and all other things which her majesty may deign to confide to me and order; to fulfil always exactly her orders as a faithful subject ought ..."

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