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trust

trust

 
 
pronunciation:
truhst
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: confidence (in the strength or ability of a person or thing).
They have trust that the nation's economy will improve.You need to have trust in your own abilities.
synonyms:
confidence, faith
antonyms:
distrust, doubt
similar words:
belief, credence, dependence, optimism, reliance
definition 2: a belief in the honesty or reliability of a person.
He had great trust in his assistant and told her his professional secrets.
synonyms:
faith, reliance
antonyms:
distrust, doubt, mistrust
similar words:
belief, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, credence, dependence, security
definition 3: the obligation that results from having confidence placed in one.
She holds a position of trust.
synonyms:
responsibility
similar words:
charge, commitment, credit, dependence, duty, mission, obligation, office
definition 4: the charge, custody, or care of a person or thing.
synonyms:
care, charge, custody
similar words:
guardianship, keeping, protection, responsibility, safekeeping, supervision, trusteeship, tutelage, wardship
definition 5: an illegal combination of firms and businesses formed to destroy competition and regulate prices within a particular industry.
synonyms:
pool
similar words:
cartel, combine, consortium, monopoly, ring, syndicate
definition 6: in law, property managed by one person for the benefit of another.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: trusted, trusting, trusts
definition 1: to rely upon; depend on (usu. fol. by in or to).
Children trust in their parents for their welfare.
synonyms:
depend on, rely on
similar words:
bank on, believe in, count on, lean on
definition 2: to be hopeful or confident.
They trust in the future.
synonyms:
hope
antonyms:
fear
definition 3: to sell goods on credit.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to place confidence in.
I trust your judgment.Be careful! Do you really trust that step?
synonyms:
believe in
antonyms:
distrust, doubt
similar words:
accredit, believe, credit, swear by
definition 2: to believe in the honesty of something or someone.
I trust his word.She trusted the employees to close and lock up the store.
synonyms:
believe
antonyms:
doubt, mistrust
similar words:
accept, accredit, assume, buy, credit, guess, hope, presume, put stock in, suppose, suspect, swallow, think
definition 3: to place in the care of; to entrust to.
She trusted her car to her brother while she was away.
synonyms:
consign, entrust
similar words:
commend, commit, confide, delegate
definition 4: to hope.
He trusted that next year would bring better luck.
synonyms:
anticipate, hope
antonyms:
doubt
similar words:
dream, expect, guess, presume, prognosticate, think
definition 5: to offer credit to.
derivations: trustable (adj.), trustability (n.), truster (n.)
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