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confide

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Definition to place trust (in someone) by talking about private things or telling secrets

Much more rarely, confide can mean to give trust to someone while giving them something important—such as a responsibility or a valuable item. For example, "I confided the job to her care."
  • She confided in me. I won't repeat what was said.
confided = placed trust (in someone) by talking about private things
  • She confided in her parents.
  • confided = placed trust by talking about private things
  • Samson should not have confided in his mistress Delilah.
  • confided = placed trust (in someone) by telling a secret
  • Then she said to him, "How can you say, 'I love you,' when you won't confide in me? This is the third time you have made a fool of me and haven't told me the secret of your great strength."
    Judges 16:15 (NIV)
  • Soon, Mama was confiding in Carmen, telling her all that had happened with Papa and Tio Luis.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • confiding = placing trust (in someone) by talking about private things
  • He knew I wasn't telling him something—I could hear the hurt in his voice that I wouldn't confide in him—but I put him out of my mind the moment I hung up the phone.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • confide = place trust (in someone) and talk about private things
  • It had been here, in this very room, that Dumbledore had told him that he was to confide the contents of their lessons to nobody but Ron and Hermione.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • confide = tell confidentially
  • Hilde confided in me recently that she's had a boyfriend for a few months now, and she's very much in love.
    Mina Baites  --  The Silver Music Box
  • confided = placed trust (in someone) by telling something private
  • First promise me—give me your word—that what I now confide in you Thea shall never know.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • confide = place trust (in someone) and talk about private things
  • Margot is very kind and would like me to confide in her, but I can't tell her everything.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • confide = place trust (in someone) and talk about private things
  • "Nasal drip," Denton Deere whispered, confiding the latest diagnosis to his partner.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • confiding = trusting
  • "I could have sneaked a look at the list prior to the ceremony," Father confided.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • confided = placed trust by telling a secret
  • "The girls are having such fun," she heard her mother confide to Mrs. Fanning.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • confide = place trust (in someone) and talk about private things
  • "Well, I ain't told this to nobody before. Maybe I oughten to. I don' like Curley. He ain't a nice fella." And because she had confided in him, she moved closer to Lennie and sat beside him.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • confided = place trust (in someone) and talk about private things
  •   'I see,' he said, 'you trust your children, and confide in them.'
      'Of course,' said Mother.
      'Then I may tell them our little arrangement,' he said. 'Your Mother, my dears, has consented to give up writing for a little while and to become a Matron of my Hospital.'
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • confide = place trust (in someone) and talk about private things
  • I hadn't spoken to my brother in months—after what happened with Audrey, it had seemed pointless to confide in my siblings.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • confide = place trust (in someone) and talk about private things
  • I've often imagined how nice it would be if someone were to confide everything to me.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • confide = place trust (in someone) and talk about private things
  • He was the first boyfriend in whom I confided about my family—
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • confided = placed trust (in someone) and talked about private things
  • —really confided, the truth and not just amusing anecdotes.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • confided = placed trust (in someone) and talked about private things
  • I, for that matter, didn't know him either, had never had someone I could confide in, and it's led to this ....
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
confide = place trust (in someone) and talk about private things

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