entrust

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en- +‎ trust

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entrust (third-person singular simple present entrusts, present participle entrusting, simple past and past participle entrusted)

  1. (transitive) To trust to the care of.
    • 2004, Geert Lovink, Uncanny Networks: Dialogues with the Virtual Intelligentsia, →ISBN, page 1742:
      The first step toward finding a way out of this place begins when we take a flamethrower to Newt Gingrich cum Alvin Toffler style laissez-faire futurism, which entrusts our collective fate to the tender mercies of the marketplace, or New Age cyberbole that would have us pin our hopes to a millennial blastoff.
    Can I entrust you with a secret?
    He entrusted me his daughter.
    He entrusts that task to her.

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