AskDefine | Define confide

Dictionary Definition



1 reveal in private; tell confidentially
2 confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God" [syn: entrust, intrust, trust, commit]

User Contributed Dictionary



Latin confidere > con- + fidere > fides



  1. To tell something to someone in confidence.
  2. To entrust something to be the responsibility of someone.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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