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entrust

verb en·trust \in-ˈtrəst, en-\

: to give someone the responsibility of doing something or of caring for someone or something

Full Definition of ENTRUST

transitive verb
1
:  to confer a trust on; especially :  to deliver something in trust to
2
:  to commit to another with confidence
en·trust·ment \-ˈtrəs(t)-mənt\ noun

Variants of ENTRUST

en·trust also in·trust \in-\

Examples of ENTRUST

  1. She was entrusted with the job of organizing the reception.
  2. <we entrusted our financial adviser with the investment of all of our savings>

First Known Use of ENTRUST

1593

Synonym Discussion of ENTRUST

commit, entrust, confide, consign, relegate mean to assign to a person or place for a definite purpose. commit may express the general idea of delivering into another's charge or the special sense of transferring to a superior power or to a special place of custody <committed the felon to prison>. entrust implies committing with trust and confidence <the president is entrusted with broad powers>. confide implies entrusting with great assurance or reliance <confided complete control of my affairs to my attorney>. consign suggests removing from one's control with formality or finality <consigned the damaging notes to the fire>. relegate implies a consigning to a particular class or sphere often with a suggestion of getting rid of <relegated to an obscure position in the company>.
ENTRUSTMENT Defined for Kids

entrust

verb en·trust \in-ˈtrəst\
en·trust·eden·trust·ing

Definition of ENTRUST for Kids

1
:  to give care of something to <They entrusted me with their money.>
2
:  to give to another with confidence <I'll entrust the job to you.>

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