An example of trust is the belief that someone is being truthful.
An example of trust is the hope a parent has when they let their teenager borrow a car.
I trust what you say.
We can only trust in our guide's knowledge of the terrain.
An example of trust is a bank account that a person gets access to when they turn 21.
To trust a child to go to the store.
To sell on trust.
To trust a lawyer with one's case.
We cannot trust anyone who deceives us.
In God We Trust - written on denominations of US currency.
I was out of cash, but the landlady let me have it on trust.
I put the house into my sister's trust.
Merchants and manufacturers trust their customers annually with goods.
An example of trust is believing that the sun will rise in the morning.
An example of trust is having faith that things will be better in the future.
A charitable trust.
I trust that you will be on time.
To have trust in the future.
I trust you have cleaned your room?
- In the possession or care of a trustee.
- In the condition of being entrusted to another's care.
- To rely on.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of trust
- Middle English truste perhaps from Old Norse traust confidence deru- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English truste (“trust, protection"), from Old Norse traust (“confidence, help, protection"), from Proto-Germanic *traustÄ…, from Proto-Indo-European *drowzdo-, from Proto-Indo-European *deru- (“be firm, hard, solid"). Akin to Danish trÃ¸st, trÃ¶st (“trust"), Old Frisian trÄst (“trust"), Dutch troost (“comfort, consolation"), Old High German trÅst (“trust, fidelity"), German Trost (“comfort, consolation"), Gothic trausti (trausti, “alliance, pact"). More at true, tree.