entrust

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

\in-ˈtrəst\

Definition of entrust

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to confer a trust on; especially :  to deliver something in trust to

  3. 2 :  to commit to another with confidence

entrustment

play \in-ˈtrəs(t)-mənt, en-\ noun

Examples of entrust in a sentence

  1. She was entrusted with the job of organizing the reception.

  2. we entrusted our financial adviser with the investment of all of our savings

1593

First Known Use of entrust

1593

Synonym Discussion of 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.

ENTRUST Defined for English Language Learners

entrust

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verb en·trust \in-ˈtrəst, en-\

Definition of entrust for English Language Learners

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


ENTRUST Defined for Kids

entrust

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verb en·trust \in-ˈtrəst\

Definition of entrust for Students

entrusted

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entrusting

  1. 1 :  to give care of something to They entrusted me with their money.

  2. 2 :  to give to another with confidence I'll entrust the job to you.


Law Dictionary

entrust

transitive verb en·trust
variants: also

intrust

Legal Definition of entrust

  1. 1 :  to deliver something to (a person) under a charge or duty

  2. 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

entrustment

noun


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