entrust[en trust′, in-]
Entrust the key to me.
- To entrust is defined as to assign responsibility for something to someone or to put your faith and trust in someone.
When you ask someone to take care of your child for you, this is an example of a situation where you entrust your child to that person.
- to charge or invest with a trust or duty: entrust a lawyer with records
- to assign the care of; turn over for safekeeping: entrust the key to me
transitive verben·trust·ed, en·trust·ing, en·trusts also in·trust·ed or in·trust·ing or in·trusts
- To give over (something) to another for care, protection, or performance: “He still has the aura of the priest to whom you would entrust your darkest secrets” (James Carroll).
- To give as a trust to (someone): entrusted his aides with the task.
(third-person singular simple present entrusts, present participle entrusting, simple past and past participle entrusted)
- To trust to the care of.
See usage note for commit.
en- + trust