- to impart secrets trustfully; discuss private matters or problems (usually followed by in): She confides in no one but her husband.
- to have full trust; have faith: They confided in their own ability.
- to tell in assurance of secrecy: He confided all his plans to her.
- to entrust; commit to the charge or knowledge of another: She confided her jewelry to her sister.
Origin of confide
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Examples from the Web for confide
And so some savvy digital media folks have come up with an older, more professional, more discreet version of Snapchat: Confide.
If Anthony Weiner had used Confide instead of Twitter to send photos of his package, he might still have a political career.
“The fact is you are my very best friend, I tell you everything, I confide in you, I seek your advice,” she wrote.Prosecutors Allege Affair Between Rebekah Brooks And Andy Coulson
Peter Jukes, Nico Hines
October 31, 2013
His only company to confide in was the vermin in the street.Facebook Post By Chardon Ohio High School Shooting Suspect T.J. Lane
February 27, 2012
They were also loners, with few people, even in their own families, in whom they could confide.Oprah Disses a Civil-Rights Icon
October 28, 2011
I'll give you my word of honor to keep any secret you confide to me.Her Father's Daughter
Besides, it is a privilege and pleasure to confide in my Little Dorrit.Little Dorrit
The happiness of being able to talk about it, and to confide their happiness to each other!Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
Our customers over there, seem not to be able to confide their property to us fast enough.
The deed was not then accomplished, neither did he confide in me.
- (usually foll by in; when tr, may take a clause as object) to disclose (secret or personal matters) in confidence (to); reveal in private (to)
- (intr foll by in) to have complete trust
- (tr) to entrust into another's keeping
Word Origin and History for confide
mid-15c., "to trust or have faith," from Latin confidere "to trust in, rely firmly upon, believe" (see confidence). Meaning "to share a secret with" is from 1735; phrase confide in (someone) is from 1888. Related: Confided; confiding.