[ en-truhst ]
/ ɛnˈtrʌst /

verb (used with object)

to charge or invest with a trust or responsibility; charge with a specified office or duty involving trust: We entrusted him with our lives.
to commit (something) in trust to; confide, as for care, use, or performance: to entrust a secret, money, powers, or work to another.
Sometimes in·trust [in-truhst] /ɪnˈtrʌst/ .

Origin of entrust

First recorded in 1595–1605; en-1 + trust


en·trust·ment, noun
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/ (ɪnˈtrʌst) /

verb (tr)

(usually foll by with) to invest or charge (with a duty, responsibility, etc)
(often foll by to) to put into the care or protection of someone

Derived forms of entrust

entrustment or intrustment, noun

usage for entrust

It is usually considered incorrect to talk about entrusting someone to do something: the army cannot be trusted (not entrusted) to carry out orders
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