To confide in someone is to tell them something privately. We confide in people we trust.

We all have secrets and subjects that are hard to talk about. When we want to talk about something sensitive, we look for someone to confide in: a person we trust not to blab about our business to the rest of the world. Most people confide in close friends or family, often to get advice. If you tell someone a secret, and then they tell ten of their friends, you made a mistake by confiding in that person.

Definitions of confide

v reveal in private; tell confidentially

relieve, unbosom
relieve oneself of troubling information
Type of:
break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap
make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

v confer a trust upon

commit, entrust, intrust, trust
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give to in charge
charge, consign
give over to another for care or safekeeping
commit again
commit in order to fulfill an obligation
give as a guarantee
hock, pawn, soak
leave as a guarantee in return for money
hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
consign for shipment on a vehicle
Type of:
give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over
place into the hands or custody of

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