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
  1. verb
    reveal in private; tell confidentially
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    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
  2. verb
    confer a trust upon
    synonyms: 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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