entrust

verb
en·trust | \ in-ˈtrəst , en- \
variants: or less commonly \in-ˈtrəst \
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

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Other words from entrust

entrustment \in-ˈtrəs(t)-mənt, en- \ noun

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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

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Five times over the last 51 years, the halftime show has been entrusted to the peppy young adults of Up With People. Dave Holmes, Esquire, "The Weirdest and Most Unforgettable Moments in Super Bowl Halftime Show History," 1 Feb. 2018 His own operation in the group, Bodega Rolland, is today entrusted to Magdalena Rodriguez Maisano, the Chief Winemaker who also oversees the administration of the winery. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Meet the Women Changing Argentina’s Wine Industry," 18 June 2018 Visitation will be held on Monday, May 14, 2018, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm with the funeral to follow at The Lodge Community Chapel 130 Deerfield Road, Windsor, CT 06095 Arrangements entrusted to Carmon Funeral Home Windsor, CT. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Patricia R. Silva," 12 May 2018 Arrangements entrusted to Edwards Cremation & Funeral Services, Wilton Manors. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 7/13," 13 July 2018 The integrity of the stock markets are jeopardized when greedy individuals who are entrusted with nonpublic information use the knowledge for their benefit. Derek Hawkins, Washington Post, "The Cybersecurity 202: Why California could be the bellwether for the privacy movement," 29 June 2018 Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 6/24," 24 June 2018 Andersson says the staffer, who is entrusted with scouting the opposition, thought the practice session at South Korea's pre-World Cup training camp in Austria was open. Gerald Imray, chicagotribune.com, "Sweden coach Andersson apologizes over 'spying' incident," 17 June 2018 Holes in the safety net Texas officials entrusted Devonte, Jeremiah and Ciera to Permanent Family Resource Center (PFRC), a small adoption agency in Fergus Falls, Minn. Washington Post, "Abuse, neglect and a system that failed: The tragic lives of the Hart children," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of entrust

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Sep 2018

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The first known use of entrust was in 1593

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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 \
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

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