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English noun: trust

1. trust (possession) something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)

SamplesHe is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father.

Broader (hypernym)belongings, holding, property

Narrower (hyponym)active trust, blind trust, charitable trust, Clifford trust, direct trust, discretionary trust, express trust, grantor trust, implied trust, inter vivos trust, living trust, passive trust, public trust, savings account trust, savings bank trust, spendthrift trust, testamentary trust, Totten trust, trust account, trustee account, voting trust

2. trust (cognition) certainty based on past experience

SamplesHe wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists.
He put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun.


Broader (hypernym)certainty

3. trust (attribute) the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others

SamplesThe experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity.

Synonymstrustfulness, trustingness

Broader (hypernym)trait

Narrower (hyponym)credulity

Antonymsdistrustfulness, distrust, mistrust

4. trust (group) a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service

SamplesThey set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly.

Synonymscartel, combine, corporate trust

Broader (hypernym)consortium, pool, syndicate

Narrower (hyponym)drug cartel, oil cartel

5. trust (cognition) complete confidence in a person or plan etc

SamplesHe cherished the faith of a good woman.
The doctor-patient relationship is based on trust.


Broader (hypernym)belief

6. trust (state) a trustful relationship

SamplesHe took me into his confidence.
He betrayed their trust.


Broader (hypernym)friendly relationship, friendship

English verb: trust

1. trust (cognition) have confidence or faith in

SamplesWe can trust in God.
Rely on your friends.
Bank on your good education.
I swear by my grandmother's recipes.

ExamplesSam cannot trust Sue

Synonymsbank, rely, swear

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)believe

Narrower (hyponym)bet, calculate, count, credit, depend, lean, look, reckon

Antonymsdistrust, mistrust, suspect

2. trust (social) allow without fear

ExamplesThey trust him to write the letter

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit

3. trust (cognition) be confident about something

SamplesI believe that he will come back from the war.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)anticipate, expect

4. trust (emotion) expect and wish

SamplesI trust you will behave better from now on.
I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise.

Synonymsdesire, hope

Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)wish

5. trust (possession) confer a trust upon

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

Synonymscommit, confide, entrust, intrust

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody

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

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

6. trust (possession) extend credit to

SamplesDon't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her debts anymore.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)lend, loan

Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

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