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verb [intransitive/transitive] British English pronunciation: confide /kənˈfaɪd/ 
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present tense
present participleconfiding
past tenseconfided
past participleconfided
  1. to tell someone a secret or discuss your private feelings with them
    confide in:

    I hope you know that you can always confide in me.

    confide something to someone:

    He confided his doubts to me.

    confide that:

    She confided to friends that she was scared of her mother.

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