[ kuhn-fahyd ]
/ kənˈfaɪd /
verb (used without object), con·fid·ed, con·fid·ing.
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.
verb (used with object), con·fid·ed, con·fid·ing.
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.
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Origin of confide
OTHER WORDS FROM confidecon·fid·er, nounpre·con·fide, verb, pre·con·fid·ed, pre·con·fid·ing.un·con·fid·ed, adjectivewell-con·fid·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for confider
/ (kənˈfaɪd) /
(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
Derived forms of confideconfider, noun
Word Origin for confide
C15: from Latin confīdere, from fīdere to trust; related to Latin foedus treaty
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