entrust

To entrust is to give someone a responsibility you assume she will fulfill. If you entrust someone with the task of getting you to school on time, make sure she’s punctual.

To entrust is to let someone take care of something for you because you believe she will protect it. It could be a duty or a thing — you might entrust a nursing home with the care of your parents or entrust an accountant with your finances. Entrust is a verb that needs an object, so you always entrust with or to something. If a friend entrusts you with a secret, she trusts you not to tell.

Definitions of entrust
  1. verb
    put into the care or protection of someone
    synonyms: leave
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    give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over
    place into the hands or custody of
  2. verb
    confer a trust upon
    “The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret”
    synonyms: commit, confide, intrust, trust
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    commend
    give to in charge
    charge, consign
    give over to another for care or safekeeping
    recommit
    commit again
    obligate
    commit in order to fulfill an obligation
    pledge
    give as a guarantee
    hock, pawn, soak
    leave as a guarantee in return for money
    check
    hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
    check
    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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