- 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
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.
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
- Could she entrust him with her heart?
- There were only two men in the world he'd entrust with his life.
- A common way of doing business was for a merchant to entrust goods or money to a travelling agent, who sought a market for his goods.
- In his will he appointed trustees, who were to entrust the supervision to Mr. H.
- On the 16th of April 1814 Eugene, on hearing of Napoleons overthrow at Paris, signed an armistice at Mantua by which he was enabled to send away the French troops beyond the Alps and entrust himself to the consideration of the allies.