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Definition of "confide" []

  • To tell (something) in confidence: confided a secret to his friend. (verb-transitive)
  • To give as a responsibility or put into another's care; entrust: confided the task of drafting the report to her assistant. (verb-transitive)
  • To disclose private matters in confidence: He knew he could confide in his parents. See Synonyms at commit. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "confide" in a sentence
  • "I listen to it and I just kind of confide in certain people and I mush together everything. ..."
  • "After reading your nonsensical rant, I seriously doubt that anyone would "confide" in you again!"
  • "The signal-officer explained that the word "confide" would have to be spelt, and suggested instead the word "expects," as that was in the vocabulary."