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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.


Synonymsreliance


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.


Synonymsfaith


Broader (hypernym)belief

6. trust (state) a trustful relationship


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


Synonymsconfidence


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.


Synonymsbelieve


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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