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trust - Dictionary definition and meaning for word trust

Definition
(noun) something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
Example Sentence
  • he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father

Definition
(noun) certainty based on past experience
Synonyms : reliance
Example Sentence
  • he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
  • he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun

Definition
(noun) the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others
Synonyms : trustfulness , trustingness
Example Sentence
  • the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity

Definition
(noun) a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service
Synonyms : cartel , combine , corporate trust
Example Sentence
  • they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly

Definition
(noun) complete confidence in a person or plan etc
Synonyms : faith
Example Sentence
  • he cherished the faith of a good woman
  • the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust

Definition
(noun) a trustful relationship
Synonyms : confidence
Example Sentence
  • he took me into his confidence
  • he betrayed their trust

Definition
(verb) have confidence or faith in
Synonyms : bank , rely , swear
Example Sentence
  • We can trust in God
  • Rely on your friends
  • bank on your good education
  • I swear by my grandmother's recipes

Definition
(verb) allow without fear
Definition
(verb) be confident about something
Synonyms : believe
Example Sentence
  • I believe that he will come back from the war

Definition
(verb) expect and wish
Synonyms : desire , hope
Example Sentence
  • I trust you will behave better from now on
  • I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise

Definition
(verb) confer a trust upon
Synonyms : commit , confide , entrust , intrust
Example Sentence
  • The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret
  • I commit my soul to God

Definition
(verb) extend credit to
Example Sentence
  • don't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her debts anymore

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