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Pronunciation: /kənˈfaɪd/

Translation of confide in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (tell secrets) to confide in sb confiarse* a algn you can confide in me puedes confiarte a mí 1.2 (trust) [literary/literario] to confide in sb/sth confiar* en algn/algo
    Example sentences
    • I kinda wish she'd just confide in me, since I ended up trusting her enough to confide in her.
    • Not only will people not trust you, confide in you or believe you - they might ditch you.
    • I would urge her to seek help and confide in somebody she trusts.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (tell) to confide sth to sb [secret/fear] confiarle* algo a algn he confided his troubles to me me confió sus problemas he confided to me that he was scared me confió que estaba asustado 1.2 (entrust) [formal] to confide sth to sb confiarle* algo a algn
    Example sentences
    • He accordingly confided his estate to a trustee and gave him unusual powers.
    • Later on, when his younger brother reached the age where he, too, had to earn his living and five hectares were not enough to support two families, he confided the estate to his brother and created a negociant business.
    Example sentences
    • Among friends again, we may be happy to confide our innermost secrets, but when it comes to revealing how much we earn or save, most of us are less forthcoming.
    • The Hollywood actress has been calling her ex while he is on tour and has spent hours confiding her secrets and emotions to him
    • As one parent of a child in private education confides: ‘It's just that we want them to be with people like us.’

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