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confessorship | confestly | confetti | confidant | confidante | confide | confide in | confidence | confidence game | confidence man | confidence trick



Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


confidev. i. [L. confidere; con- + fidere to trust. See Faith, and cf. Affiance.].
     To put faith (in); to repose confidence; to trust; -- usually followed by in; as, the prince confides in his ministers.  [1913 Webster]
    "By thy command I rise or fall,
    In thy protection I confide.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Judge before friendships, then confide till death."  [1913 Webster]
confidev. t. 
     To intrust; to give in charge; to commit to one's keeping; -- followed by to.  [1913 Webster]
    "Congress may . . . confide to the Circuit jurisdiction of all offenses against the United States."  [1913 Webster]


confide, v.
1 tr. (usu. foll. by to) tell (a secret etc.) in confidence.
2 tr. (foll. by to) entrust (an object of care, a task, etc.) to.
3 intr. (foll. by in) a have trust or confidence in. b talk confidentially to.

confidingly adv.
L confidere (as com-, fidere trust)



air, alert, aspire to, assign, bank on, bestow, break it to, break the news, breathe, buzz, come out with, commend, commit, confide to, consign, count on, delegate, desire, divulgate, divulge, enfeoff, entrust, entrust with information, evulgate, expect, feel confident, give confidential information, give in charge, give in trust, give out, give vent to, hand over, harbor the hope, hint, hope, hope against hope, hope and pray, hope for, hope in, hope to God, infeudate, insinuate, intimate, lean upon, let get around, let in on, let next to, let out, live in hopes, make known, mention privately, nurture the hope, out with, present, presume, publish, put hep, put next to, relegate, rely on, remand, remit, rest assured, reveal, suggest, tell, tip, tip off, trust, turn over, utter, vent, ventilate, whisper




VB hope, trust, confide, rely on, put one's trust in, lean upon, pin one's hope upon, pin one's faith upon, feel hope, entertain hope, harbor hope, indulge hope, cherish hope, feed hope, foster hope, nourish hope, encourage hope, cling to hope, live in hope see land, feel assured, rest assured, feel confident, rest confident, presume, promise oneself, expect, hope for, anticipate, be hopeful, look on the bright side of, view on the sunny side, voir en couleur de rose, make the best of it, hope for the best, put a good face upon, put a bold face upon, put the best face upon, keep one's spirits up, take heart, take heart of grace, be of good heart, be of good cheer, flatter oneself, lay the flattering unction to one's soul, catch at a straw hope against hope, reckon one's chickens before they are hatched, count one's chickens before they are hatched, give hope, inspire hope, raise hope, hold out hope, promise, bid fair, augur well, be in a fair way, look up, flatter, tell a flattering tale, raise expectations (sentient subject), encourage, cheer, assure, reassure, buoy up, embolden.

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