entrust

verb
en·​trust | \ in-ˈtrəst How to pronounce entrust (audio) , en-\
variants: or less commonly \ in-​ˈtrəst How to pronounce intrust (audio) \
entrusted also intrusted; entrusting also intrusting; entrusts also intrusts

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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from entrust

entrustment \ in-​ˈtrəs(t)-​mənt How to pronounce entrustment (audio) , en-​ \ noun

Synonyms for entrust

Synonyms

assign, charge, commission, task, trust

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of entrust in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples on the Web

Those entrusted with our defense will inevitably face an even more chaotic battlefield than exists today. Andrew Hessel, Ars Technica, "Printing vaccines at the pharmacy or at home will be the way of the future," 20 June 2019 More likely, Durant would insist that he was improperly advised by those entrusted with his care. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Kevin Durant's Achilles Injury and the Potential Legal Implications," 17 June 2019 The Tangerine Press; 215 pages; £14 THE QUESTION of what prison is for has divided society—not least those entrusted with making and enforcing its laws—for as long as incarceration has been the preferred penalty for crime. The Economist, "An enthralling history of HMP Brixton," 6 June 2019 Arrangements entrusted by Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, 2811 Curry Ford Rd Orlando, FL 32806. orlandosentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 6/27," 25 June 2019 Slamming Biden’s wistfulness for polite segregationists was also a way to paint him as Grandpa Joe, out of touch with modern sensibilities and too old to entrust with the presidency. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "20 for 2020: Dual Democratic debates in Miami could be defining or disastrous for presidential hopefuls," 24 June 2019 But Kagan is not wrong to affirm the legislature’s need to entrust the executive apparatus with certain discretionary questions about how a law is enforced. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Inching Back toward the Rule of Law," 23 June 2019 Funeral arrangements entrusted to All Faith Memorial. courant.com, "Sammie Scott," 20 June 2019 Chary consumers may choose not to entrust their money to a social network which has, until recently, leaked their personal data left and right. The Economist, "Facebook wants to create a worldwide digital currency," 20 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'entrust.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of entrust

1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about entrust

Dictionary Entries near entrust

entropion

entropy

entruck

entrust

entry

entry-level

entryman

Statistics for entrust

Last Updated

18 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for entrust

The first known use of entrust was in 1586

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for entrust

entrust

verb

English Language Learners Definition of entrust

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

entrust

verb
en·​trust | \ in-ˈtrəst How to pronounce entrust (audio) \
entrusted; entrusting

Kids Definition of entrust

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.

entrust

transitive verb
en·​trust
variants: also intrust

Legal Definition of entrust

1 : to deliver something to (a person) under a charge or duty
2 : to give (something) over to the care of another specifically : to deliver to a merchant who may transfer ownership to a buyer in the ordinary course of business used especially in the Uniform Commercial Code — see also negligent entrustment — compare bail, consign

Other Words from entrust

entrustment noun

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on entrust

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with entrust

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for entrust

Spanish Central: Translation of entrust

Nglish: Translation of entrust for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of entrust for Arabic Speakers

Comments on entrust

What made you want to look up entrust? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

something desired as essential

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!