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English definition of “trust”

trust

verb
 
 
/trʌst/
B1 [T] to believe that someone is good and honest and will not harm you: My sister warned me not to trust him. → Opposite distrust, mistrustTrusting and not trusting
trust sb to do sth to be sure that someone will do the right thing or what they should do: I trust them to make the right decision.Trusting and not trusting
trust sb with sb/sth to allow someone to look after someone or something because you believe they will be careful: I wouldn't trust him with my car.Trusting and not trusting
Trust sb (to do sth)! mainly UK informal used to say that it is typical of someone to do something stupid: Trust Chris to leave the tickets at home!Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance
I trust (that) formal used to say that you hope something is true: I trust that you had an enjoyable stay.Hoping and hopefulnessPotential
(Definition of trust verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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