Definition of confide
- confide in a friend
- He dared not confide the secret to his family.
- … do not confide your children to strangers.
- —Mavis Gallant
He confided that he was very unhappy with his job.
the local SPCA was looking for homes for a number of exotic animals confided to its care
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: to tell (something that is secret or private) to someone you trust
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