Definition of confide verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

confide

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kənˈfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfaɪd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they confide
BrE BrE//kənˈfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfaɪd//
 
he / she / it confides
BrE BrE//kənˈfaɪdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfaɪdz//
 
past simple confided
BrE BrE//kənˈfaɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfaɪdɪd//
 
past participle confided
BrE BrE//kənˈfaɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfaɪdɪd//
 
-ing form confiding
BrE BrE//kənˈfaɪdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfaɪdɪŋ//
 
 
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to tell somebody secrets and personal information that you do not want other people to know confide something (to somebody) She confided all her secrets to her best friend. confide (to somebody) that… He confided to me that he had applied for another job. + speech ‘It was a lie,’ he confided. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘place trust (in)’): from Latin confidere ‘have full trust’. The sense ‘impart as a secret’ dates from the mid 18th cent. Phrasal Verbsconfide in somebody
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