Definition of “confide” - English Dictionary

“confide” in British English

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confideverb [ I or T ]

uk /kənˈfaɪd/ 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 know yet, but I'm going to leave him," she confided.
confiding
adjective uk /kənˈfaɪ.dɪŋ/ us /kənˈfaɪ.dɪŋ/

a confiding tone/whisper
confidingly
adverb uk /kənˈfaɪ.dɪŋ.li/ us /kənˈfaɪ.dɪŋ.li/

She spoke in a low voice, leaning towards him confidingly.

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(Definition of “confide” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“confide” in American English

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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.

(Definition of “confide” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)