trust - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
verb [transitive] 

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/trʌst/
present tense
I/you/we/theytrust
he/she/ittrusts
present participletrusting
past tensetrusted
past participletrusted
  1. to be confident that someone is honest, fair, and reliable

    Both communities have to trust each other.

    trust someone to do something:

    Can we trust you to give John the message?

    trust someone with something:

    I can always trust him with a secret.

    1. a.
      to be confident that something is safe, reliable, or effective

      Never trust cheap locks like these.

      trust something to do something:

      I wouldn’t trust that ladder to hold me up.

      trust someone’s judgment (=be confident that they can make good decisions):

      I trust his judgment on legal issues.

    2. b.
      to be confident that a fact or piece of information is true or accurate

      Don’t trust anything Mr Davis tells you.

phrasal verbs