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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: confidere, from com- ( COM-) + fidere 'to trust'

confide

verb
     
con‧fide [transitive]
1 to tell someone you trust about personal things that you do not want other people to know
confide to somebody that
He confided to his friends that he didn't have much hope for his marriage.
2 formal to give something you value to someone you trust so they look after it for you
confide something to somebody
He confided his money to his brother's safekeeping.

confide in somebody

phrasal verb
to tell someone about something very private or secret, especially a personal problem, because you feel you can trust them:
I've never felt able to confide in my sister.

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