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English definition of “confide”


verb [I or T]     /kənˈfaɪd/
to tell something secret or personal to someone who you trust not to tell anyone else: [+ that] He confided (to her) that his hair was not his own. [+ speech] "My husband doesn't know yet, but I'm going to leave him," she confided.Revealing secrets and becoming known confiding     /-ˈfaɪ.dɪŋ/ adjective a confiding tone/whisperHonesty, openness and sincerity confidingly     /-ˈfaɪ.dɪŋ.li/ adverb She spoke in a low voice, leaning towards him confidingly.Honesty, openness and sincerity
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