confide in

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w>confide in

vi +prep obj
(= tell secrets to)sich anvertrauen (+dat); to confide in somebody about somethingjdm etw anvertrauen
(old: = trust) → sein Vertrauen setzen in (+acc), → bauen auf (+acc)
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It was certainly not her plainness that attracted them (and let all plain young ladies be warned against the dangerous encouragement given them by Society to confide in their want of beauty).
Bonacieux looked at the young man, restrained for a minute by a last hesitation; but there was such an ardor in his eyes, such persuasion in his voice, that she felt herself constrained to confide in him.
She staid but half an hour and neither in the Course of her Visit, confided to me any of her secret thoughts, nor requested me to confide in her, any of Mine.
A sister to whom I have confided so much, aunt, will not be reluctant to confide in me.'
Is it easier to confide in your siblings than your close friends?
I'M SCARED TO CONFIDE IN MY MUM Dear Coleen I FIND it hard to confide in my mum.
It's more about letting her know that she can confide in you if she needs to rather than a conversation about the birds and the bees.