verb (used with object)

  1. to charge or invest with a trust or responsibility; charge with a specified office or duty involving trust: We entrusted him with our lives.
  2. to commit (something) in trust to; confide, as for care, use, or performance: to entrust a secret, money, powers, or work to another.

verb (tr)

  1. (usually foll by with) to invest or charge (with a duty, responsibility, etc)
  2. (often foll by to) to put into the care or protection of someone

c.1600, from en- (1) “make, put in” + trust (v.). Related: Entrusted; entrusting.

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