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English verb: confide

1. confide (communication) reveal in private; tell confidentially


ExamplesThey confide that there was a traffic accident


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap


Narrower (hyponym)relieve, unbosom


Entailbank, rely, swear, trust

2. confide (possession) confer a trust upon


SamplesThe messenger was entrusted with the general's secret.
I commit my soul to God.


Synonymscommit, entrust, intrust, trust


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over


Narrower (hyponym)charge, commend, consign, obligate, recommit









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