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confide
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Definition tell with the understanding that what is told will be kept secret
  • She confided in her parents.
confided = told with the understanding that what was told would be kept secret
  • She confided in me. I won't repeat what was said.
  • confided = placed trust (telling things with the understanding that they would be kept secret)
  • Samson should not have confided in his mistress Delilah.
  • 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)
  • 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
  • First promise me—give me your word—that what I now confide in you Thea shall never know.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • confide = tell with the understanding that what is told will be kept secret
  • Of course, he's much more closed than I am, but I know from experience ... that in time, even the most uncommunicative types will long as much, or even more, for someone to confide in.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • confide = tell with the understanding that what is told will be kept secret
  • 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 = tell things with the understanding that they will be kept 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 = told with the understanding that what was told would be kept secret
  • '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 (so secrets or private matters can be shared)
  • 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 = tell with the understanding that what is told will be kept secret
  • 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 = tell with the understanding that what is told will be kept secret
  • I don't want the person I confide in to be around me all the time.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • confide = tell with the understanding that what is told will be kept secret
  • But what affected me even more was the realization that I was never going to be able to confide in Father.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • confide = tell with the understanding that what is told will be kept secret
  • I'll have to go back to being alone, without anyone to confide in and without Peter, without hope, comfort or anything to look forward to.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • confide = tell with the understanding that what is told will be kept secret
  • Who knows, maybe he doesn't even like me and he doesn't need anyone to confide in.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • confide = tell with the understanding that what is told will be kept secret
  • I know there must be a reason, but sometimes I think it's horrible that you can't ever confide in anyone, not even those closest to you.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • confide = tell with the understanding that what is told will be kept secret
  • I continued to sit with the open book in my hand and wonder why I was filled with so much anger and hate that I had to confide it all to you.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • confide = tell with the understanding that what is told will be kept secret
  • Up to now I've only confided my thoughts to my diary.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • confided = told with the understanding that what was told would be kept secret
  • Maybe it's my fault that we don't confide in each other.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
confide = tell with the understanding that what is told will be kept secret

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