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- (intransitive, now rare) To trust, have faith (in).
- 1796, Matthew Lewis, The Monk, Folio Society, published 1985, page 269:
- "Be calm, lovely Antonia!" he replied; "no danger in near you: confide in my protection."
- 1818, [Mary Shelley], Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. […], volume (please specify |volume=I to III), London: […] [Macdonald and Son] for Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, OCLC 830979744:
- "I shall do nothing rashly: you know me sufficiently to confide in my prudence and consideration whenever the safety of others is committed to my care."
- 1807, Lord Byron, The Prayer of Nature:
- In thy protection I confide.
- (transitive, dated) To entrust (something) to the responsibility of someone.
- I confide this mission to you alone.
- (intransitive) To take (someone) into one's confidence, to speak in secret with. ( + in)
- I could no longer keep this secret alone; I decided to confide in my brother.
- (transitive, intransitive) To say (something) in confidence.
- After several drinks, I confided my problems to the barman.
- She confided that her marriage had been in trouble for some time.
to trust, have faith in
intransitive: to take (someone) into one's confidence
to say (something) in confidence
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- confide in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- confide in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911