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confide

verb

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to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another
  • The local SPCA was looking for homes for a number of exotic animals confided to its care.
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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


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