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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God" [syn: entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit]
2: put into the care or protection of someone; "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's care" [syn: entrust, leave]

Merriam Webster's

also intrust transitive verb Date: 1593 1. to confer a trust on; especially to deliver something in trust to 2. to commit to another with confidence Synonyms: see commit entrustment noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (also intrust) 1 (foll. by to) give responsibility for (a person or a thing) to a person in whom one has confidence. 2 (foll. by with) assign responsibility for a thing to (a person). Derivatives: entrustment n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Entrust En*trust", v. t. See Intrust.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(entrusts, entrusting, entrusted) If you entrust something important to someone or entrust them with it, you make them responsible for looking after it or dealing with it. If parents wanted to entrust their child to the best surgeons, they traveled to Bologna's medical school... He was forced to entrust an assistant with the important task of testing and demonstrating aircraft to prospective customers... They can be entrusted to solve major national problems. VERB: V n to n, V n with n, be V-ed to-inf

Moby Thesaurus

accredit, allocate, allot, assign, authorize, carry, charge, charter, commend, commission, commit, confer, confide, consign, delegate, depute, deputize, detach, detail, devolute, devolve, devolve upon, empower, enfeoff, extend credit, give credit, give in charge, give in trust, give tick, hand, impose, infeudate, license, mission, post, relegate, remand, remit, sell on credit, send out, transfer, trust, warrant



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