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American English: /kənˈfaɪd/
British English: /kənˈfʌɪd/

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (tell secrets) See examples:to confide in somebody
    confiarse a alguien
    you can confide in me
    puedes confiarte a mí
    1.2 (trust) [literary]to confide in somebody/something
    confiar en alguien/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

  • 1.1 (tell) See examples:to confide something to somebody
    confiarle algo a alguien
    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 something to somebody
    confiarle algo a alguien
    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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