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confide (v.)

mid-15c., "to place trust or have faith," from Latin confidere "to trust in, rely firmly upon, believe," from assimilated form of com, here probably an intensive prefix (see com-), + fidere "to trust" (from PIE root *bheidh- "to trust, confide, persuade"). Meaning "to share a secret with, take into one's confidence" is from 1735; phrase confide in (someone) is from 1888. Related: Confided; confiding.

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Definitions of confide from WordNet

confide (v.)
reveal in private; tell confidentially;
confide (v.)
confer a trust upon;
Synonyms: entrust / intrust / trust / commit
From wordnet.princeton.edu