Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To tell (something) in confidence.
  • intransitive verb To give as a responsibility or put into another's care.
  • intransitive verb To disclose private matters in confidence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To have faith; place trust; repose confidence: used absolutely or with in: as, the prince confided in his ministers.
  • To intrust; commit unreservedly to the charge, knowledge, or good faith of: followed by to: as, to confide something valuable to one; to confide a secret to some one; a prince confides a negotiation to his envoy.
  • Synonyms Intrust, Consign, etc. See commit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To put faith (in); to repose confidence; to trust; -- usually followed by in.
  • transitive verb To intrust; to give in charge; to commit to one's keeping; -- followed by to.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To trust, have faith (in).
  • verb transitive, dated To entrust (something) to the responsibility of someone.
  • verb intransitive To take (someone) into one's confidence, to speak in secret with. ( + in)
  • verb transitive, intransitive To say (something) in confidence.

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

  • verb confer a trust upon
  • verb reveal in private; tell confidentially

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, to rely on, from Old French confider, from Latin cōnfīdere : com-, intensive pref.; see com– + fīdere, to trust; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin confīdō ("I trust fully, I am assured, confide, rely"), from con- ("together") + fīdō ("I trust"); see faith, fidelity.

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  • Kellerman- Flesh and Blood: "We cared of each other, loved to hang out together, but we didn't - SHE didn't confide in me.

    November 12, 2010