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entrust

verb
variants: also

intrust

Synonyms and Antonyms of entrust

  1. 1 to give a task, duty, or responsibility to we entrusted our financial adviser with the investment of all of our savings Synonyms of entrust assign, charge, commission, task, trust Words Related to entrust confer, impose; commit, confide, consign, delegate, recommend, relegate, repose; allocate, allot; authorize, empower, invest

  2. 2 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another we entrusted our pets to the care of our neighbor while we went on vacation Synonyms of entrust commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, give (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vestWords Related to entrust confer, grant; assign, deal (out), dispense, disperse, distribute, divide; hand in, release, relinquish, submit, surrender, turn in, yield; bequeath, hand down, hand on, will; advance, lend, loan; furnish, supply; recommit, redeliver, regive, retransfer, retransmitNear Antonyms of entrust detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms of entrust hold, keep, retain

Synonym Discussion of entrust

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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