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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   /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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