confide in

phrasal verb

confided in; confiding in; confides in
: to tell personal and private things to (someone)
She often confides in me.
He had no one to confide in.

Examples of confide in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Social media has become a hub for dating advice as people have normalized confiding in internet strangers over everything from first date horror stories to the latest relationship tests. Angela Yang, NBC News, 18 Mar. 2024 In this case, however, letting Annie confide in a friend or two could loosen things up in her, which would ultimately benefit you. Sierra Greer, WIRED, 19 Mar. 2024 According to Bell, Schneider was not aware Bell was Peck's victim until Bell confided in him. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 19 Mar. 2024 Mattina obviously didn't learn her lesson from confiding in the wrong person last week. Journal Sentinel, 12 Mar. 2024 Also on tap, and perhaps most importantly, Richard confides in Bailey, and Teddy's fate is revealed. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 10 Mar. 2024 To laugh with you, to cry with you, to confide in you, to trust you, to comfort you, to support you. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 7 Mar. 2024 Mothers who have confided in Nemer report their kids constantly asking to watch the news or role-playing the war by forming gangs and fighting in schools. TIME, 27 Feb. 2024 Though the marvellous Sanada exudes an enigmatic nobility, Toranaga’s refusal to confide in his advisers thwarts any real insight into—or investment in—his ascent. Inkoo Kang, The New Yorker, 26 Feb. 2024

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“Confide in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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