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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 = told with the understanding that what was told 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 (even though I'm constantly being accused of knowing all there is to know in theory, but not in practice) 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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