verb \kən-ˈfīd\

: to tell (something that is secret or private) to someone you trust


Full Definition of CONFIDE

intransitive verb
:  to have confidence :  trust
:  to show confidence by imparting secrets <confide in a friend>
transitive verb
:  to tell confidentially
:  to give to the care or protection of another :  entrust
con·fid·er noun

Examples of CONFIDE

  1. He confided that he was very unhappy with his job.
  2. <the local SPCA was looking for homes for a number of exotic animals confided to its care>

Origin of CONFIDE

Middle English (Scots), from Latin confidere, from com- + fidere to trust — more at bide
First Known Use: 15th century


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