take something on trust

Definition of take something on trust

  1. :  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

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

    :  to seize or capture physically

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

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

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

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

    :  one in which confidence is placed

    :  dependence on something future or contingent :  hope

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

    :  to place confidence in :  rely on

    :  to hope or expect confidently


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