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trust

 (trŭst)
n.
1.
a. Firm belief in the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing; confidence or reliance: trying to gain our clients' trust; taking it on trust that our friend is telling the truth.
b. The condition and resulting obligation of having confidence placed in one: violated a public trust.
c. One in which confidence is placed.
2.
a. Custody; care: left her papers in my trust during her illness.
b. Something committed into the care of another; a charge: violated a public trust.
3.
a. Reliance on something in the future; hope: We have trust that the future will be better.
b. Reliance on the intention and ability of a purchaser to pay in the future; credit: bought the supplies on trust from a local dealer.
4. Law
a. A legal relationship in which one party holds a title to property while another party has the entitlement to the beneficial use of that property.
b. The confidence reposed in a trustee when giving the trustee legal title to property to administer for another, together with the trustee's obligation regarding that property and the beneficiary.
c. The property so held.
5. An institution or organization directed by trustees: a charitable trust.
6. A combination of firms or corporations for the purpose of reducing competition and controlling prices throughout a business or industry.
v. trust·ed, trust·ing, trusts
v.tr.
1.
a. To have or place confidence in; depend on: only trusted his friends; did not trust the strength of the thin rope; could not be trusted to oversee so much money.
b. To have confidence in allowing (someone) to use, know, or look after something: Can I trust you with a secret?
2. To expect with assurance; assume: I trust that you will be on time.
3. To give credence to; believe: I trust what you say.
4. To place in the care of another person or in a situation deemed safe; entrust: "the unfortunate souls who trusted their retirement savings to the stock" (Bill Barnhart).
5. To extend credit to.
v.intr.
1. To have or place reliance; depend: We can only trust in our guide's knowledge of the terrain.
2. To be confident; hope.
Idiom:
in trust
In the possession or care of a trustee.

[Middle English truste, perhaps from Old Norse traust, confidence; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

trust′er n.
Synonyms: trust, faith, confidence, reliance
These nouns denote a feeling of certainty that a person or thing will not fail. Trust implies depth and assurance of feeling that is often based on inconclusive evidence: The mayor vowed to justify the trust the electorate had placed in him. Faith connotes unquestioning, often emotionally charged belief: "Often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true" (William James).
Confidence frequently implies stronger grounds for assurance: "The experience ... made me want to be a surgeon—not an amateur handed the knife for a brief moment but someone with the confidence and ability to proceed as if it were routine" (Atul Gawande).
Reliance connotes a confident and trustful commitment to another: "What reliance could they place on the protection of a prince so recently their enemy?" (William Hickling Prescott). See Also Synonyms at care, rely.

trust•ing

(ˈtrʌs tɪŋ)

adj.
inclined to trust; confiding.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.trusting - inclined to believe or confide readilytrusting - inclined to believe or confide readily; full of trust; "great brown eye, true and trustful"- Nordhoff & Hall
credulous - disposed to believe on little evidence; "the gimmick would convince none but the most credulous"

trusting

trustful
Translations
důvěřivý
tillidsfuld
luottavainen
koji se uzda
信じている
신뢰하는
godtrogen
ที่ไว้วางใจ
hay tin người

trusting

[ˈtrʌstɪŋ] ADJ [person, nature] → confiado; [relationship] → de confianza
he has learned not to be too trusting of peopleha aprendido a no ser demasiado confiado con la gente

trusting

[ˈtrʌstɪŋ] adjconfiant(e)

trusting

adj person, naturearglos, gutgläubig; relationshipvertrauensvoll; facearglos

trusting

مُؤْتَـمَن důvěřivý tillidsfuld vertrauensvoll εμπιστευτικός confiado luottavainen confiant koji se uzda fiducioso 信じている 신뢰하는 vertrouwend tillitsfull ufny confiante доверчивый godtrogen ที่ไว้วางใจ güvenen hay tin người 信任的
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All day Jo and Meg hovered over her, watching, waiting, hoping, and trusting in God and Mother, and all day the snow fell, the bitter wind raged, and the hours dragged slowly by.
The new country lay open before me: there were no fences in those days, and I could choose my own way over the grass uplands, trusting the pony to get me home again.
You have heard the truth; but I preferred a nearer route, trusting to the knowledge of the Indian I mentioned.