Synonyms and Antonyms of trust

  1. 1 firm belief in the integrity, ability, effectiveness, or genuineness of someone or something a relationship of mutual trust between lawyer and client Synonyms confidence, credence, faith, stock Related Words acceptance, assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness, surety; credit, dependence (also dependance), hope, reliance Near Antonyms disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; distrustfulness, doubt, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrustfulness, nonconfidence, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainness, uncertainty; disenchantment, disillusion, disillusionment Antonyms distrust, mistrust

  2. 2 a number of businesses or enterprises united for commercial advantage government lawyers argued against allowing the telephone companies to merge, asserting that such a merger would result in a trust that would stifle competition Synonyms combination, combine, syndicate, cartelRelated Words chain, conglomerate, megacorporation, multinational; association, guild (also gild), organization, partnership, pool, union; big business

  3. 3 responsibility for the safety and well-being of someone or something left her cat in the trust of her neighbors while she was on vacation Synonyms care, custodianship, guardianship, keeping, safekeeping, custody, wardRelated Words control, governorship, hand(s), management, superintendence, supervision

  4. 4 the right to take possession of goods before paying for them as his inner-city customers are chronically short on money, the neighborhood grocer frequently has to sell on trust Synonyms creditRelated Words installment plan, layaway; charge account, credit line



Synonyms and Antonyms of trust

  1. 1 to give a task, duty, or responsibility to trusted the eldest child with walking the dog every morning Synonyms assign, charge, commission, task, entrustRelated Words 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 I wouldn't trust my wallet with a complete stranger if I were you Synonyms commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, give, turn over, vestRelated Words 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 detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms hold, keep, retain

  3. 3 to regard as right or true don't trust everything you read in the newspaper Synonyms accept, buy, credit, swallow, take, believeRelated Words account, accredit, understand; assume, presume, suppose; conclude, deduce, inferNear Antonyms distrust, doubt, misdoubt, mistrust, question, suspect; challenge, disputeAntonyms disbelieve, discredit, reject

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