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Main Entry: con·fide
Pronunciation: kschwan-primarystressfimacrd
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): con·fid·ed; con·fid·ing
Etymology: Middle English confiden "to confide, trust," from early French confider or Latin confidere (both, same meaning), from Latin con-, com- "with, together" and fidere "to trust" --related to FAITH
1 : to have confidence : TRUST <confide in a doctor's skill>
2 : to show confidence by telling secrets <confided in her mother>
3 : to tell in confidence <confide a secret to a friend>
4 : ENTRUST 1 <confide one's safety to the police>
- con·fid·er noun

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