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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.]
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