Definitions for: Confide


[v] reveal in private; tell confidentially
[v] To confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"



Webster (1913) Definition: Con*fide", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Confided; p. pr. &
vb. n. Confiding.] [L. confidere; con- + fidere to trust.
See Faith, and cf. Affiance.]
To put faith (in); to repose confidence; to trust; -- usually
followed by in; as, the prince confides in his ministers.

By thy command I rise or fall, In thy protection I
confide. --Byron.

Judge before friendships, then confide till death.
--Young.


Con*fide", v. t.
To intrust; to give in charge; to commit to one's keeping; --
followed by to.

Congress may . . . confide to the Circuit jurisdiction
of all offenses against the United States. --Story.

Synonyms: commit, entrust, intrust, trust

See Also: bank, break, bring out, charge, commend, consign, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give, give away, hand, impart, let on, let out, obligate, pass, pass on, reach, recommit, relieve, rely, reveal, swear, trust, turn over, unbosom

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