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trust
American English: /trəst/
British English: /trʌst/

Translation of trust in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 uncountable (confidence, faith) he's betrayed her trust
    ha traicionado la confianza que había puesto en él
    trust in somebody/something
    confianza en alguien/algo
    I have every trust in his integrity
    tengo absoluta confianza en su integridad
    to put o place one's trust in somebody/something
    depositar su ( or mi etc) confianza en alguien/algo
    on trust
    (without verification) bajo palabra
    (on credit) a crédito
    to take somebody on trust
    fiarse de alguien
    we'll just have to take her story on trust
    habrá que fiarse de la veracidad de sus palabras
    take it on trust that …
    ten por seguro que …
    Example sentences
    • Although recent events may have combined to erode this trust and our belief in its abilities, we must strive to recall how effective a therapeutic tool it once was.
    • I am staying strong within my faith, trust and beliefs as I grow spiritually.
    • There is probably nothing worse than the betrayal of trust and belief.
    Example sentences
    • There's life in Munster yet, even if we are taking it more on trust than on hard evidence.
    • As well, the heart of his case was that much of the evidence needed to be accepted on trust.
    • Secondly, to be completely autonomous is to not take any statement on trust or recognize authority.
    1.2 uncountable or countable (responsibility) a position of trust
    un puesto de confianza or responsabilidad
    a sacred trust
    una sagrada responsabilidad
    un deber sagrado
  • 2 (Finance) 2.1 countable (money, property)
    fondo (masculine) de inversiones
    Example sentences
    • He settles that property on trusts which give his wife an initial interest in possession for her life or 3 months whichever is the shorter.
    • Council currently has around 13 per cent of its funds in shares, bonds and property trusts.
    • If the property is held in trust and a person has a beneficial interest in it, I suppose that person can sell that beneficial interest.
    2.2 countable (institution)
    Example sentences
    • The family now uses more than 100 trusts, including numerous charitable trusts, to manage its money.
    • A limited company formed by a charitable trust founded by a consortium of scientists and growers which has been renting the site is now close to clinching a deal to buy it.
    • They also propose creating unified health and social work budgets to be managed by community health trusts.
    2.3 uncountable (Law) (custody) to hold something in trust for somebody
    mantener algo en fideicomiso para alguien
    Example sentences
    • ‘For a recommendation to be implemented, it has to be supported by a trust or other body with influence,’ he said.
    • This has worked elsewhere, especially with civic trusts and other well organised groups.
    • In addition to IBCs, there are limited partnerships and trusts, all of which are exempt from taxation.
    2.4 countable (Finance) (financial instrument)
  • 3 (monopoly group)
    Example sentences
    • He would himself use the language of Progressive era reform rhetoric to mold Storrow and those who supported him as men of money, monopolies and trusts.
    • The organisation has asked for our help in cracking down on abusive corporations, abusive trusts and tax shelters.
    • Many trusts now enter the market to buy their own shares and support the price if their value drops by more than 10% under the NAV.

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (have confidence in)
    (person)
    confiar en
    tener confianza en
    (in negative sentences) fiarse de
    trust me
    confía en mí
    ten confianza en mí
    don't trust her
    no te fíes de ella
    he can't be trusted
    no es de fiar
    I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him
    no me fío un pelo de él [colloquial]
    to trust somebody/something to + infinitivethey trust him to solve any problems
    confían en que les solucione cualquier problema
    can they be trusted to be there on time?
    ¿podemos confiar en que van a llegar a tiempo?
    I don't trust them to do as they're told
    no me fío de que vayan a obedecer
    I've broken it — trust you! [ironic]
    se me ha roto — ¡típico!
    to trust somebody with something
    confiarle algo a alguien
    I wouldn't trust him with my car
    yo no le confiaría mi coche
    I'd trust her with my life
    pondría mi vida en sus manos
    confío plenamente en ella
    Example sentences
    • The hard truth is that we cannot trust our own abilities to bring about the kind of faith that transforms our lives.
    • We've entered a new world of politics now, where no one can be trusted and the truth doesn't matter.
    • In order to do that one needs the ability to trust others, to know how to communicate, to freely discuss and also how to adapt to others and to new situations.
    Example sentences
    • They have told of faithful Daniel who trusted in the Lord
    • They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
    • I trusted in the system, I trusted in God and it's paid off.
    1.2 (entrust)to trust something/somebody to somebody/something
    confiarle algo/alguien a alguien/algo
    Example sentences
    • The sort of job it is, means you're the person that whenever you go out to the farmer, he is putting all his confidence in you, trusting you with his livelihood.
    • People trusted him with their most confidential matters and valued his advice and encouragement.
    • In that stillness, the vastness of the energy touched deep seeds of consciousness in them as they trusted me with their confidences and secrets.
  • 2 (hope, assume) [formal] we trust you enjoyed yourselves
    esperamos que se hayan divertido
    I trust you're well
    espero que estés bien
    I trust so
    eso espero
    Example sentences
    • We hope and trust that workers have learnt a lesson and in future will reflect and weight all the pros and cons before deciding to down tools.
    • I hope and trust that this debate will be furthered and continued by other participants.
    • I hope and trust that you can salvage your friendships/relationships with the truly penitent.

intransitive verb

  • to trust in somebody/something
    confiar or tener confianza en alguien/algo
    to trust to something
    confiar en algo
    to trust to luck
    dejar algo librado al azar

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