Definition of entrust in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtrʌst/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈtrʌst/


[with object]
1Assign the responsibility for doing something to (someone): I’ve been entrusted with the task of getting him safely back
More example sentences
  • You are only entrusted with the responsibility on behalf of the remaining spouse and children.
  • He can be duped by almost anyone and it is amazing that he is entrusted with quite so many secrets and responsible jobs.
  • Students were entrusted with the responsibility of identifying problems and chalking out plans to solve them.
give responsibility for, charge, invest, endow;
burden, encumber, saddle, tax
assign, confer on, bestow on, vest in, consign;
delegate, depute, devolve;
put into the hands of, give into the charge/care/custody of, turn over, hand over, give, grant, vouchsafe
1.1Put (something) into someone’s care or protection: you persuade people to entrust their savings to you
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  • Medicare isn't a moral enterprise: what's moral about removing a citizen's responsibility for his and his dependents' health care and entrusting it to the state?
  • Millions of UK investors entrust their money to highly paid, highly educated professional fund managers.
  • The cases show that where an employer undertakes the care of a client's property and entrusts the task to an employee who steals the property, the employer is vicariously liable.
hand over, give custody of, make over, turn over, commit, assign, consign, deliver
formal commend



Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtrʌstm(ə)nt/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈtrʌstm(ə)nt/
Example sentences
  • I am pleased to report that we received the required entrustment and the relevant legislation was passed in this Honourable House.
  • In order to identify the depth and breadth of researchers' ancillary care responsibilities, we distinguish between the scope of entrustment (what is entrusted) and the strength of the duty of care.
  • It leaves standing ‘old fashioned’ tort doctrines, such as negligent entrustment, and strict liability for manufacturing defects.

Words that rhyme with entrust

adjust, august, bust, combust, crust, dust, encrust, gust, just, lust, mistrust, must, robust, rust, thrust, trust, undiscussed

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