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confide

con·fide

confide

 
pronunciation:
kn faId
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: confided, confides, confiding
definition: to disclose secrets or confidences trustfully (usu. fol. by in).
My brother is the only person I can confide in.
similar words:
open up, tell, trust
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to disclose (private matters) in good faith to another.
She confides most of her secrets to her best friend.He confided that he was afraid of water and couldn't swim.
synonyms:
disclose, divulge
similar words:
reveal, tell
Word Parts
The word confide contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
fid Latin root that means faith, trust