confide confide  /kən ˈfaɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) reveal in private; tell confidentially
  2. (v) confer a trust upon

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  1. We know very well that insiders confide in their spouses fairly freely, said Donald C.
  2. Nor did President Roosevelt always confide in his wife where matters of state were concerned.
  3. A writer who renders the brutal actions of men in excruciating detail, seldom applying the anesthetic of psychology, McCarthy would much rather orate than confide.

News

  1. Gay man wonders how to find relationship

    DEAR ANNIE: I am a 45-year-old gay man who has never had a relationship, and I don't expect it to change. I have lived all of my life in the closet. I know it's not emotionally healthy, but I feel unable to confide in anyone. When I was a teenager, I confided in a minister, who then told my parents. They never accepted me. My parents are both gone now. I have no friends. I work two jobs, which ...
    on July 12, 2013     Source: Sentinel & Enterprise

  2. Annie: Gay man feels isolated, trapped

    DEAR ANNIE: I am a 45-year-old gay man who has never had a relationship, and I don't expect it to change. I have lived all of my life in the closet. I know it's not emotionally healthy, but I feel unable to confide in anyone. When I was a teenager, I confided in a minister, who then told my parents. They never accepted me.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: The Biloxi Sun Herald

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  1. Asked by presenter Philip Schofield whether her mother knew what had happened, Pallett said: "She got me out of it. It just takes one person and you have to just tell one person and confide in one person. People turn a blind eye, people don't want...
    on Mar 25, 2008 By: Roxanne Pallett Source: Littlehampton Gazette

  2. "Corey'sa Christian man," White said from his home in Northville. "He'sa very disciplined and just a down-to-earth guy. We've known each other pretty much our whole careers. He'sa great guy. You can confide in him and never worry about it. He...
    on Mar 2, 2009 By: Dewayne White Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. She said: "We could confide in each other what we were going through, how to help each other through it. I've got a really close connection with Jake which seems kind of obvious when you see us together."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Kylie Minogue Source: Radio 1

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