entrust[en trust′, in-]
Entrust the key to me.
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