Definitions for trust

Definitions for (noun) trust

Main entry: trust, trustfulness, trustingness

Definition: the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others

Usage: the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity

Main entry: trust, reliance

Definition: certainty based on past experience

Usage: he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists; he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun

Main entry: trust, faith

Definition: complete confidence in a person or plan etc

Usage: he cherished the faith of a good woman; the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust

Main entry: corporate trust, cartel, combine, trust

Definition: a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service

Usage: they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly

Main entry: trust

Definition: something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)

Usage: he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father

Main entry: trust, confidence

Definition: a trustful relationship

Usage: he took me into his confidence; he betrayed their trust

Definitions for (verb) trust

Main entry: swear, trust, rely, bank

Definition: have confidence or faith in

Usage: We can trust in God; Rely on your friends; bank on your good education; I swear by my grandmother's recipes

Main entry: trust, believe

Definition: be confident about something

Usage: I believe that he will come back from the war

Main entry: hope, trust, desire

Definition: expect and wish

Usage: I trust you will behave better from now on; I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise

Main entry: trust

Definition: extend credit to

Usage: don't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her debts anymore

Main entry: entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit

Definition: confer a trust upon

Usage: The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret; I commit my soul to God

Main entry: trust

Definition: allow without fear

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