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

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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

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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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Kroger isn’t the first big retailer to entrust valuable data and tasks to Microsoft’s Azure cloud service. Dina Bass, The Seattle Times, "Kroger, Microsoft test futuristic grocery store in Redmond. Amazon, take note.," 7 Jan. 2019 Arrangements have been entrusted to Boylan Funeral Home, Inc., 116 E. Main Street, Evans City, PA 16033. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 6/26," 26 June 2018 The city of San Bruno, in court, forced PG&E to disclose thousands of emails between its executives and the commission, and some messages showed a close relationship between the company and the government regulators entrusted to oversee it. David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, "PG&E hit with $97.5 million penalty over back-channel talks with regulators," 26 Apr. 2018 By and large, the people entrusted with the monumental task of cultivating education in this country are chronically overworked, understaffed, and underpaid. Kim Kelly, Teen Vogue, "Education Workers on Campuses Around the Country Are Demanding Better Labor Conditions," 10 Jan. 2019 Kardashian West has entrusted some of her most personal legal matters to Holley ever since—sensitive contracts, protective orders, nondisclosure agreements. Jessica Chou, Glamour, "Shawn Holley Will Free You Now," 11 Dec. 2018 The D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, Wethersfield has been entrusted with his care. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Victor L. Fortin III," 8 July 2018 People have been entrusted with their lives, with their data, with taking care of them. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Wearables pioneer Jawbone is back with a new mission: Warning you about health problems you didn’t know you had," 26 Sep. 2018 Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 6/3," 3 June 2018

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First Known Use of entrust

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 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

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