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entrust

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verb en·trust \in-ˈtrəst, en-\

Simple Definition of entrust

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

Full Definition of entrust

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to confer a trust on; especially :  to deliver something in trust to

  3. 2 :  to commit to another with confidence

en·trust·ment play \-ˈtrəs(t)-mənt\ noun

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>



1593

First Known Use of entrust

1593

Variants of entrust

also in·trust \in-\

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>.


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