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entrust

en·trust

entrust

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn truhst
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: entrusted, entrusting, entrusts
definition 1: to assign or hand over to someone, as for care, protection, or execution.
She entrusted the preparations to her secretary.
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.
The nurse entrusted the orderly with his patient.
synonyms:
charge
similar words:
commend, commit, delegate, trust
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derivation: entrustment (n.)
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