Definition of entrust
1 : to confer a trust on; especially : to deliver something in trust to
2 : to commit to another with confidence
entrustmentplay \in-ˈtrəs(t)-mənt, en-\ noun
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 of entrust from the Web
The Teirneys were entrusted in caring for Moran's daughter, who died in 2005.
Every day across the United States government, individuals are entrusted with highly sensitive classified information.
Lim's calm demeanor is one of the reasons New Trier coach Sue Ellen Haak entrusts him with so many critical late-game serves.
And the government needs it more and more: for voting machines, for databases entrusted with our personal information, for electronic passports, for communications systems, for the computers and systems controlling our critical infrastructure.
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First Known Use of entrust
Synonym Discussion of entrust
ENTRUST Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of entrust for Students
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.
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
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