take something on trust

Definition of take something on trust

:to believe that something one has been told is true or correct even though one does not have proof of it
  • I don't know anything about cars so I had to take the mechanic's recommendations on trust.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

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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