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
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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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