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]
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.
(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