reveal in private; tell confidentially
entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit(verb)
confer a trust upon
institutionalize, put, charge, dedicate, intrust, trust, devote, practice, invest, confide, pull, institutionalise, consecrate, give, hope, desire, swear, entrust, perpetrate, commit, leave, bank, rely, place, send, believe
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Commit, in the sense here considered, is to give in charge, put into care or keeping; to confide or entrust is to commit especially to one's fidelity, confide being used chiefly of mental or spiritual, entrust also of material things; we assign a duty, confide a secret, entrust a treasure; we commit thoughts to writing; commit a paper to the flames, a body to the earth; a prisoner is committed to jail. Consign is a formal word in mercantile use; as, to consign goods to an agent. Religiously, we consign the body to the grave, commit the soul to God. Compare DO.
Commit to a friend for safe-keeping; in law, commit to prison; for trial; without bail; in default of bail; on suspicion.
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