confide

confide
con|fide [kənˈfaıd] v [T]
[Date: 1400-1500; : Latin; Origin: confidere, from com- ( COM-) + fidere 'to trust']
1.) to tell someone you trust about personal things that you do not want other people to know
confide to sb that
He confided to his friends that he didn't have much hope for his marriage.
2.) formal to give something you value to someone you trust so they look after it for you
confide sth to sb
He confided his money to his brother's safekeeping.
confide in [confide in sb] phr v
to tell someone about something very private or secret, especially a personal problem, because you feel you can trust them
I've never felt able to confide in my sister.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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