- 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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3. disclose, reveal, divulge, impart.
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Examples from the Web for confider
- (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
C15: from Latin confīdere, from fīdere to trust; related to Latin foedus treaty
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Word Origin and History for confider
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.
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