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en·trust

entrust

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn truhst
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: entrusts, entrusting, entrusted
definition 1: to assign or hand over to someone, as for care, protection, or execution.
She entrusted the planning of the event to her personal assistant.The care of their pets was entrusted to the neighbors for the time of their absence.
synonyms:
consign, delegate, trust
similar words:
assign, charge, check, commend, commit, confide, depute, hand over
definition 2: to assign or hand over something or some task to (a person, group, or the like) as a responsibility.
He entrusted no one--not even his wife-- with the combination to the safe.She finally entrusted a nurse with the care of her sick child.The night manager is entrusted with locking up the store and turning out the lights.
synonyms:
charge
similar words:
commend, commit, delegate, trust
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derivation: entrustment (n.)
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