Definition of 'confide'
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The degree to which our parents have friends they confide in will also make a difference. The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)Others confide the secret pain of longing to become a mother. Christianity Today (2000)They in turn trusted and confided in him. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She came round to my house one afternoon and confided in me how unhappy she feels. The Sun (2016) Also consider confiding in the leader of this project. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My boyfriend was so supportive and confided in my friend that he was still in love with me. The Sun (2014)They are listening intently to a young man asking them to confide their darkest secrets to one another. The Sun (2009)She also confided in her mum. The Sun (2016)They aren't people you can trust or confide in. The Sun (2008)If you feel comfortable confiding in one or both, share these feelings with them. The Sun (2015)For some reason they see me as the one to confide in, especially concerning relationships. The Sun (2012)I was too ashamed to confide in friends from university. The Sun (2012)I am so unhappy but have no one to confide in. The Sun (2013)The historic case only came to court decades on when she confided in a friend - who then alerted police. The Sun (2013)She has confided in a friend that she can't see a future with our neighbour but can with me. The Sun (2008)They need to feel that they can trust you and confide in you, so let it happen slowly and naturally. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But I confided in another friend and she was horrified. The Sun (2011)He confided: 'The secret is using the very best trainers. The Sun (2012)He could no longer trust me or confide in me and the Western world he'd grown up in was evil. The Sun (2014)In the afternoon the rich, the famous, the beautiful and the successful came to his office and confided their secrets. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I also confided in John. The Sun (2016)Not that any of them are fashion insiders: he also confides that his mother once rang him excitedly to tell him she'd seen him in a magazine. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'confide'
British English: confide VERB
If you confide in someone, you tell them a secret.
In the old days she had been able to confide in her friend, count on her support.
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