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Verb: trust  trúst
  1. Have confidence or faith in
    "We can trust in our government"
     
  2. Allow without fear
     
  3. Be confident about something
    "I trust that he will come back from the war";
    - believe
     
  4. Expect and wish
    "I trust you will behave better from now on";
    - hope, desire
     
  5. Confer a trust upon
    "The messenger was trusted with the general's secret";
    - entrust, intrust [archaic], confide, commit
     
  6. [archaic] (chiefly archaic) extend credit to
    "don't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her debts anymore"
Noun: trust  trúst
  1. Something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
    "he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father"
     
  2. Certainty based on past experience
    "he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun";
    - reliance
     
  3. The trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others
    "the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity";
    - trustingness, trustfulness
     
  4. A consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service
    "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly";
    - corporate trust, combine, cartel
     
  5. Complete confidence in a person or plan etc
    "the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust";
    - faith
     
  6. A trustful relationship
    "he betrayed their trust";
    - confidence

Sounds like: troopers, tro, trust, t

Derived forms: trusted, trusting, trusts

Type of: allow, anticipate, belief, believe, belongings, certainty, consortium, countenance, expect, friendly relationship, friendship, give, hand, holding, lend, let, loan, mateship [Austral, NZ], pass, pass on, permit, pool, property, reach, syndicate, trait, turn over, wish

Antonym: distrust, mistrust

Encyclopedia: Trust, North Carolina