Confide Definition

confided, confides, confiding
confided, confides, confiding
To trust (in someone), esp. by sharing secrets or discussing private affairs.
Webster's New World
To tell or talk about as a secret.
To confide one's troubles to a friend.
Webster's New World
To give as a responsibility or put into another's care.
Confided the task of drafting the report to her assistant.
American Heritage
To entrust (as a duty, object, or person) to someone.
Webster's New World
To disclose private matters in confidence.
He knew he could confide in his parents.
American Heritage

Origin of Confide

  • Middle English to rely on from Old French confider from Latin cōnfīdere com- intensive pref. com– fīdere to trust bheidh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin confīdō (“I trust fully, I am assured, confide, rely”), from con- (“together”) + fīdō (“I trust”); see faith, fidelity.

    From Wiktionary

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