Con*fide" (?), v. i. [imp. & p.p. Confided; p.pr. & vb.n. Confiding.] [L. confidere; con- + fidere to trust. See Faith, and cf. Affiance.]

To put faith (in); to repose confidence; to trust; -- usually followed by in; as, the prince confides in his ministers.

By thy command I rise or fall, In thy protection I confide. Byron.

Judge before friendships, then confide till death. Young.

 

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Con*fide", v. t.

To intrust; to give in charge; to commit to one's keeping; -- followed by to.

Congress may . . . confide to the Circuit jurisdiction of all offenses against the United States. Story.

 

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