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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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