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trust

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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trusttrust1 /trʌst/ ●●● S1 W2 noun  1 belief [uncountable]TRUST a strong belief in the honesty, goodness etc of someone or something At first there was a lack of trust between them. an agreement made on the basis of mutual trust (=when people trust each other)put/place your trust in somebody/something You shouldn’t put your trust in a man like that. You betrayed your father’s trust (=did something bad even though he trusted you). breach of trust at breach1(3)2 organization [countable usually singular]BF an organization or group that has control over money that will be used to help someone else a charitable trust3 financial arrangement [countable, uncountable]BF an arrangement by which someone has legal control of your money or property, either until you are old enough to use it or to invest it for you The money your father left you will be held in trust until you are 21. trust fund, unit trust4 take something on trust5 position of trust6 companies [countable] especially American EnglishPE a group of companies that illegally work together to reduce competition and control prices anti-trust laws
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trustThe money has been set aside in a trust.A trust receipt is a legal document that creates a lien on some specific item of inventory.The nurturing and support they received in labor gave them a deep sense of accomplishment and trust in them-selves.The Fund has been able to assist with new charitable trusts at Thirlestane and Newliston in Lothian.Wealth Protector, which combines a discretionary trust with a choice of investment plans.Establishing trust is the first thing a good teacher does with any student.The Mental Health Trust works to raise awareness of mental illness and help people suffering from mental problems.Despite her many misfortunes, her trust in God was never shaken.I first look for character, whether the individual can inspire trust.To be good leaders, managers must create a climate of mutual trust and respect.A new trust has been set up to promote the arts in inner city areas.It was an act of trust on their part, and it touched me.Their partnership is based on trust and cooperation.Where the trustee had alienated the trust property, the beneficiary could not follow it.She has betrayed the trust which we placed in her.After the scandal, the company lost the trust of many of its clients.People put their trust in their elected officials and expect them to do the best job they can.Life companies have until the end of 1991 to switch their unit trusts into the underlying shares without tax penalties.lack of trustTheir lack of confidence may lead to distrust of their own coping skills and a lack of trust in others.In that situation, a lack of trust in the tutors' role was inevitable.A lack of trust in the parents because of a worrying secret can undermine the child's sense of security at home.Mix this with personality quirks: Gossip, grudges, jealousies, mean-spirited behavior, lack of trust.This seems to indicate a certain lack of trust in fund managers, rather than a weakness in bibliometric methodology.Don't preach lack of trust at me.MacDonald's lack of trust in that slippery manoeuvre emerges from his conversation at the palace on Sunday morning.held in trustArticle 25 concerned assets held in trust.Fasit promises to do so for other assets, to be held in trusts set up by financial institutions.The property here was to be held in trust for his wife and her first son, Maximilian until he was 24.The estate had been held in trust by the second brother.Until then, the property is held in trust for them.These institutions represent the wide ownership of shares, held in trust for millions of people.The knowledge which was held in trust by the Sechem was available to all.Objetsd'art there were aplenty, but most of them were held in trust for some collection or gallery.
trusttrust2 ●●● S2 W3 verb [transitive]  1 peopleTRUST to believe that someone is honest or will not do anything bad or wrong opp distrust, mistrust I just don’t trust him.trust somebody to do something Can they be trusted to look after the house? I didn’t trust myself not to say something rude, so I just kept quiet.trust somebody completely/implicitly He was a good driver and I trusted him implicitly.not trust somebody an inch/not trust somebody as far as you can throw them (=not trust someone at all)2 facts/judgmentDEPEND/IT DEPENDS to be sure that something is correct or right syn believe in, rely on Can we trust these statistics? I trust his judgement completely. Trust your instincts (=do what you feel is the right thing)!3 things to be sure that something will work properly syn rely on Not trusting her voice, she shook her head.trust something to do something You can’t trust the trains to run on time. He sat down suddenly, as if he didn’t trust his legs to support him.4 trust you/him/them etc (to do something)!5 I trust (that) trusting, → tried and trusted at tried2 trust in something/somebody trust to something trust somebody with something→ See Verb table
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trustThe managers did not know whom to trust.There is hardly anyone left whom I can trust.The hardest thing is finding a car dealer you can trust!David's one of my oldest friends - I trust him completely."He's only fourteen." "I know, but I think we can trust him to look after the baby for an hour."I never trusted him.However, Francie saw no hand and she trusted him.He trusted me, I think, even though we had known each other for only four months.She was trusting me not to do that, putting that power in my hands.There is an enormous timidity about trusting the impulse.You can trust the quality of the meat they sell.Could the people be trusted with self-government?I trust you will bring the above to the attention of your committee when they meet to consider the application.trust somebody to do somethingManagers must trust their employees to get the job done.trust ... judgementI trusted his judgement and was hugely relieved when he agreed.You don't trust the judgement of art critics at all?It seemed as if the younger generation did not trust the judgement of the leadership.trust something to do somethingI wouldn't trust the ladder to support my weight.
From Longman Business Dictionarytrusttrust /trʌst/ noun1[uncountable] a belief in the honesty or goodness of someone or somethingThe measures are necessary to restore public trust in the futures markets.He abused his position of trust (=a job with responsibility for making important decisions) and defrauded the institution.2take something on trust to believe that something is true without having any proofI just had to take it on trust that he would deliver the money.3[uncountable]LAW an arrangement by which someone has legal control over your money or property until you are old enough to use itThe money your father left you will be held in trust until you are 21.4[countable]LAWFINANCE an arrangement by which someone has legal control over your money and usually invests it for you, or an organization that does thisHe put his assets in a variety of trusts.a bank trust department blind trust business trust charitable trust constructive trust debenture trust discretionary trust executed trust executory trust express trust fixed trust flexible trust implied trust living trust private trust public trust unit trust5[countable] especially American EnglishECONOMICSLAW a group of companies that illegally work together to reduce competition and control pricesanti-trust laws see also breach of trust, declaration of trust, deed of trust, investment trust, real estate investment trust
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Verb table
trust
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytrust
he, she, ittrusts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytrusted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave trusted
he, she, ithas trusted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad trusted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill trust
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have trusted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam trusting
he, she, itis trusting
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you, we, theyare trusting
Past
I, he, she, itwas trusting
you, we, theywere trusting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been trusting
he, she, ithas been trusting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been trusting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be trusting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been trusting
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