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trust

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of trust

  1. 1 firm belief in the integrity, ability, effectiveness, or genuineness of someone or something <a relationship of mutual trust between lawyer and client> Synonyms confidence, credence, faith, stock Related Words acceptance, assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness, surety; credit, dependence (also dependance), hope, reliance Near Antonyms disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; distrustfulness, doubt, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrustfulness, nonconfidence, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainness, uncertainty; disenchantment, disillusion, disillusionment Antonyms distrust, mistrust

  2. 2 a number of businesses or enterprises united for commercial advantage <government lawyers argued against allowing the telephone companies to merge, asserting that such a merger would result in a trust that would stifle competition> Synonyms combination, combine, syndicate, cartelRelated Words chain, conglomerate, megacorporation, multinational; association, guild (also gild), organization, partnership, pool, union; big business

  3. 3 responsibility for the safety and well-being of someone or something <left her cat in the trust of her neighbors while she was on vacation> Synonyms care, custodianship, guardianship, keeping, safekeeping, custody, wardRelated Words control, governorship, hand(s), management, superintendence, supervision

  4. 4 the right to take possession of goods before paying for them <as his inner-city customers are chronically short on money, the neighborhood grocer frequently has to sell on trust> Synonyms creditRelated Words installment plan, layaway; charge account, credit line




trust

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of trust

  1. 1 to give a task, duty, or responsibility to <trusted the eldest child with walking the dog every morning> Synonyms assign, charge, commission, task, entrustRelated Words confer, impose; commit, confide, consign, delegate, recommend, relegate, repose; allocate, allot; authorize, empower, invest

  2. 2 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another <I wouldn't trust my wallet with a complete stranger if I were you> Synonyms commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, give, turn over, vestRelated Words confer, grant; assign, deal (out), dispense, disperse, distribute, divide; hand in, release, relinquish, submit, surrender, turn in, yield; bequeath, hand down, hand on, will; advance, lend, loan; furnish, supply; recommit, redeliver, regive, retransfer, retransmitNear Antonyms detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms hold, keep, retain

  3. 3 to regard as right or true <don't trust everything you read in the newspaper> Synonyms accept, buy, credit, swallow, take, believeRelated Words account, accredit, understand; assume, presume, suppose; conclude, deduce, inferNear Antonyms distrust, doubt, misdoubt, mistrust, question, suspect; challenge, disputeAntonyms disbelieve, discredit, reject




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