place/put one's trust in

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of place/put one's trust in

:to believe that (someone or something) is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc. :to trust
  • He placed/put his trust in his closest friends and few others.

Word by Word Definitions

place play
  1. : physical environment : space

  2. : a way for admission or transit

  3. : physical surroundings : atmosphere

  1. : to put in or as if in a particular place or position : set

  2. : to present for consideration

  3. : to put in a particular state

put play
  1. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

trust play
  1. : assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something

  2. : one in which confidence is placed

  3. : dependence on something future or contingent : hope

  1. : to rely on the truthfulness or accuracy of : believe

  2. : to place confidence in : rely on

  3. : to hope or expect confidently


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