from The Century Dictionary.

  • To consign or make over as a trust; transfer or commit in trust; confide: followed by to.
  • To invest, as with a trust or responsibility; endue, as with the care or fiduciary possession of something: followed by with.
  • Synonyms Confide, Consign, etc. See commit.

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

  • transitive verb To deliver (something) to another in trust; to deliver to (another) something in trust; to commit or surrender (something) to another with a certain confidence regarding his care, use, or disposal of it.

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  • verb Alternative form of entrust.

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  • verb confer a trust upon


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From in- +‎ trust.


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