Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To give over (something) to another for care, protection, or performance: "He still has the aura of the priest to whom you would entrust your darkest secrets” ( James Carroll).
  • transitive v. To give as a trust to (someone): entrusted his aides with the task. See Synonyms at commit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To trust to the care of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. See intrust.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See intrust.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. confer a trust upon
  • v. put into the care or protection of someone

Etymologies

en- +‎ trust (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yet that is precisely what the world will be doing if we once again entrust funds to Hamas terrorists and their Iranian puppet masters.

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  • Washington could prepare a “victory dispatch” in the loftiest use of the term and entrust the delivery of the paper to a staff officer he wished particularly to honor.

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  • It was noted that Dr. Robert Winterode decided to "entrust" the patients with axes and tools to complete the construction.

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  • They want to "entrust" volunteer groups of residents to operate and manage the cameras?

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  • Lash bars are popping up all over, but I entrust my own lashes and brows to Daxita at Atherton Cox in London, who tailors designs to the client's face and eye shape, and whom I believe to be some sort of genius she also does Sophie Dahl and Mary Portas.

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  • We are being asked to entrust our retirement security to the very people who created the Great Recession.

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  • Upon the approval of registration, you shall remit the company capital into FIE bank account and entrust an accounting firm to examine your capital and issue a certification to Guangzhou industry and commerce bureau.

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  • Among the different animals we carry, we have zoological institutions that entrust us with some rare species and we transport all sorts of unique animals.

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  • It remains to be seen if Americans are too sexist to entrust their highest office to someone capable of having bad hair days, or to be caught in curlers when the red phone rings at 3 a.m.

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  • It's clear to me that in the end, there really is no other way forward but to entrust the fate of wolves to those who live nearest to them.

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