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v. con·fid·ed, con·fid·ing, con·fides
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.
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.
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To the Private Soldier: "As a private soldier you fhouid confider all your officers as your natural enemies, with whom you are in a perpetual ftate of warfare: you fhouid reflect that they are constantly endeavouring to withhold from you ali your juft dues, and to impose on you every unneceffary hardship; and this for the mere fatisfaction of doing you an injury.
In these other professions, the "obligation of confidence attaches to a confidant only in respect of confidential information disclosed to him by the confider.
We will recompense the confider for a breach only if:
He said under plant protection programme, seeds were treated before sowing with confider / pastridor and steps were also taken at Tahsil level to check adulteration.
At times, in fact, he points out that both Angela and he are writing; (21) more often, he describes his role as that of a listener and confider of the divine revelations imparted to his penitent; he once becomes aware that Angela receives revelations about questions he has not yet addressed to her (ch.