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Meaning & Definition of Trust in English

English

Trust

/trəst/

noun

1. Something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)

  • "He is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father"
    synonym:
  • trust

2. Certainty based on past experience

  • "He wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists"
  • "He put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun"
    synonym:
  • reliance
  • ,
  • trust

3. The trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others

  • "The experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity"
    synonym:
  • trust
  • ,
  • trustingness
  • ,
  • trustfulness

4. A consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service

  • "They set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"
    synonym:
  • trust
  • ,
  • corporate trust
  • ,
  • combine
  • ,
  • cartel

5. Complete confidence in a person or plan etc

  • "He cherished the faith of a good woman"
  • "The doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"
    synonym:
  • faith
  • ,
  • trust

6. A trustful relationship

  • "He took me into his confidence"
  • "He betrayed their trust"
    synonym:
  • confidence
  • ,
  • trust

verb

1. Have confidence or faith in

  • "We can trust in god"
  • "Rely on your friends"
  • "Bank on your good education"
  • "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"
    synonym:
  • trust
  • ,
  • swear
  • ,
  • rely
  • ,
  • bank

2. Allow without fear

    synonym:
  • trust

3. Be confident about something

  • "I believe that he will come back from the war"
    synonym:
  • believe
  • ,
  • trust

4. Expect and wish

  • "I trust you will behave better from now on"
  • "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
    synonym:
  • hope
  • ,
  • trust
  • ,
  • desire

5. Confer a trust upon

  • "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"
  • "I commit my soul to god"
    synonym:
  • entrust
  • ,
  • intrust
  • ,
  • trust
  • ,
  • confide
  • ,
  • commit

6. Extend credit to

  • "Don't trust my ex-wife
  • I won't pay her debts anymore"
    synonym:
  • trust

Examples of using

I knew we couldn't trust Tom.
I don't trust strangers.
Does anybody here trust Tom?