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confideverb

 us   /kənˈfɑɪd/
to ​tell something ​secret or ​personal to someone whom you ​trust not to ​tell anyone ​else: [I] As ​sisters, they have always confided in each other. [+ that clause] She confided that most of her ​clients were ​actors.
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confideverb [I or T]

uk   us   /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 ​knowyet, but I'm going to ​leave him," she confided.
confiding
adjective uk   us   /-ˈfaɪ.dɪŋ/
a confiding ​tone/​whisper
confidingly
adverb uk   us   /-ˈfaɪ.dɪŋ.li/
She ​spoke in a ​lowvoice, ​leaning towards him confidingly.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of confide from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “confide”
in Spanish confiar…
in Vietnamese kể một bí mật cho ai…
in Malaysian mengadu…
in Thai บอกความลับ…
in French confier (à)…
in German (sich an-)vertrauen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吐露,倾诉(秘密)…
in Turkish güvenmek, sırrını vermek/açıklamak, açmak…
in Russian сообщать по секрету…
in Indonesian mempercayakan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吐露,傾訴(秘密)…
in Polish zwierzać się…
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