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con·fide

 (kən-fīd′)
v. con·fid·ed, con·fid·ing, con·fides
v.tr.
1. To tell (something) in confidence: confided a secret to his friend.
2. To give as a responsibility or put into another's care: confided the task of drafting the report to her assistant.
v.intr.
To disclose private matters in confidence: He knew he could confide in his parents.

[Middle English, to rely on, from Old French confider, from Latin cōnfīdere : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + fīdere, to trust; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.]

con·fid′er n.

confide

(kənˈfaɪd)
vb
1. (usually foll by: in; when tr, may take a clause as object) to disclose (secret or personal matters) in confidence (to); reveal in private (to)
2. (foll by: in) to have complete trust
3. (tr) to entrust into another's keeping
[C15: from Latin confīdere, from fīdere to trust; related to Latin foedus treaty]
conˈfider n

con•fide

(kənˈfaɪd)

v. -fid•ed, -fid•ing. v.i.
1. to discuss private matters or problems (usu. fol. by in).
2. to have full trust; have faith.
v.t.
3. to tell in assurance of secrecy.
4. to entrust to the charge or knowledge of another.
[1625–35; < Latin confīdere=con- con- + fīdere to trust, akin to foedus]
con•fid′er, n.

confide


Past participle: confided
Gerund: confiding

Imperative
confide
confide
Present
I confide
you confide
he/she/it confides
we confide
you confide
they confide
Preterite
I confided
you confided
he/she/it confided
we confided
you confided
they confided
Present Continuous
I am confiding
you are confiding
he/she/it is confiding
we are confiding
you are confiding
they are confiding
Present Perfect
I have confided
you have confided
he/she/it has confided
we have confided
you have confided
they have confided
Past Continuous
I was confiding
you were confiding
he/she/it was confiding
we were confiding
you were confiding
they were confiding
Past Perfect
I had confided
you had confided
he/she/it had confided
we had confided
you had confided
they had confided
Future
I will confide
you will confide
he/she/it will confide
we will confide
you will confide
they will confide
Future Perfect
I will have confided
you will have confided
he/she/it will have confided
we will have confided
you will have confided
they will have confided
Future Continuous
I will be confiding
you will be confiding
he/she/it will be confiding
we will be confiding
you will be confiding
they will be confiding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been confiding
you have been confiding
he/she/it has been confiding
we have been confiding
you have been confiding
they have been confiding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been confiding
you will have been confiding
he/she/it will have been confiding
we will have been confiding
you will have been confiding
they will have been confiding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been confiding
you had been confiding
he/she/it had been confiding
we had been confiding
you had been confiding
they had been confiding
Conditional
I would confide
you would confide
he/she/it would confide
we would confide
you would confide
they would confide
Past Conditional
I would have confided
you would have confided
he/she/it would have confided
we would have confided
you would have confided
they would have confided
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.confide - reveal in private; tell confidentially
disclose, let on, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, unwrap, discover, bring out, break - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
unbosom, relieve - relieve oneself of troubling information
2.confide - confer a trust uponconfide - confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"
commend - give to in charge; "I commend my children to you"
hand, pass on, turn over, pass, reach, give - place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
consign, charge - give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage"
recommit - commit again; "It was recommitted into her custody"
obligate - commit in order to fulfill an obligation; "obligate money"

confide

verb tell, admit, reveal, confess, whisper, disclose, impart, divulge, breathe He confided his worries to me.

confide

verb
1. To tell in confidence:
2. To put in the charge of another for care, use, or performance:
Idiom: give in trust.
Translations
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trúa fyrir
išpasakotiišsipasakotikaip paslaptįkonfidencialiaikonfidencialumas
uzticētuzticēties
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confide

[kənˈfaɪd]
A. VT (= tell) [+ secret] → confiar
he confided to me thatme confió que ..., me dijo en confianza que ...
to confide sth to sbconfiar algo a algn, contar algo en confianza a algn
B. VI
1. (= trust) to confide in sbconfiarse a algn, hacer confidencias a algn
please confide in mepuedes fiarte de mí
2. (= tell secrets) to confide in sbconfiarse a algn
to confide in or to sb thatconfiar a algn que ..., confesar a algn en secreto que ...

confide

[kənˈfaɪd]
vtconfier
to confide sth to sb → confier qch à qn
to confide that ... → confier que ..., avouer en confidence que ...
vi
to confide in sb → s'ouvrir à qn, se confier à qn

confide

vtanvertrauen (to sb jdm)

confide

[kənˈfaɪd]
1. vtconfidare
2. vi to confide in sb (about sth)confidarsi con qn (su qc)

confide

(kənˈfaid) verb
to tell one's private thoughts to someone. He confided in his brother; He confided his fears to his brother.
confidence (ˈkonfidəns) noun
1. trust or belief in someone's ability. I have great confidence in you.
2. belief and faith in one's own ability. She shows a great deal of confidence for her age.
confident (ˈkonfidənt) adjective
having a great deal of trust (especially in oneself). She is confident that she will win; a confident boy.
confidential (konfiˈdenʃəl) adjective
1. secret; not to be told to others. confidential information.
2. trusted to keep secrets. a confidential secretary.
confidentiality (ˈkonfidenʃiˈӕləti) noun
ˌconfiˈdentially adverb
secretly; not wishing to have the information passed on to anyone else. She could not tell me what he said – he was speaking confidentially.
conˈfiding adjective
trustful.
conˈfidingly adverb
in confidence
as a secret; confidentially. He told me the story in (strictest) confidence.
References in classic literature ?
Mu Jo, you may say anything to your mother, for it is my greatest happiness and pride to feel that my girls confide in me and know how much I love them.
But people don't confide in you because they're afraid of you.
It is sometimes said that we slaves do not love and confide in each other.
He was wishing to confide in her perhaps to consult her;cost her what it would, she would listen.
I rely implicitly on His power, and confide wholly in His goodness: I count the hours till that eventful one arrives which shall restore me to Him, reveal Him to me.
She did bring herself, finally, to confess, and to confide in me: there was not a soul else that she might fashion into an adviser.
The deed was not then accomplished, neither did he confide in me.
The truth was, that she had objected to me as an expensive companion who did Herbert no good, and that, when Herbert had first proposed to present me to her, she had received the proposal with such very moderate warmth, that Herbert had felt himself obliged to confide the state of the case to me, with a view to the lapse of a little time before I made her acquaintance.
EVE, now expect great tidings, which perhaps Of us will soon determin, or impose New Laws to be observ'd; for I descrie From yonder blazing Cloud that veils the Hill One of the heav'nly Host, and by his Gate None of the meanest, some great Potentate Or of the Thrones above, such Majestie Invests him coming; yet not terrible, That I should fear, nor sociably mild, As RAPHAEL, that I should much confide, But solemn and sublime, whom not to offend, With reverence I must meet, and thou retire.
Conrade,'' said the Grand Master, ``dear companion of my battles and my toils, to thy faithful bosom alone I can confide my sorrows.
This was always the office of some grave trusty servant, in whom I could confide, whether I attended the king and queen in their progresses, or were disposed to see the gardens, or pay a visit to some great lady or minister of state in the court, when Glumdalclitch happened to be out of order; for I soon began to be known and esteemed among the greatest officers, I suppose more upon account of their majesties' favour, than any merit of my own.
I am now going in search of him, and not wishing to confide my wife to the care of other people, I am taking her with me.