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entrust

verb appoint, assign, assign the care of, charge with a duty, charge with a trust, commit, committere, concredere, consign, delegate, depute, devolve, elect, empower, give a mandate, give a reeponsibility to, invest empower, license, make someone guardian of, mandare, place in the protection of, put in charge, trust, turn over for safekeeping
Associated concepts: entrust goods, entrust personal property
Foreign phrases: Securius expediuntur negotia commissa pluribus, et plus vident oculi quam oculus.Matters which are entrusted to several persons are executed more surely, because eyes see more than an eye.
See also: appoint, assign, authorize, charge, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, deposit, descend, designate, detail, empower, endue, give, grant, instate, invest, leave, lend, let, permit, refer, relegate, rely, remand, trust, vest
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To you I entrust the return of my retinue to Ptarth," he said.
He no longer felt that he could ultimately entrust her with the whole conduct of her own affairs after a superficial show of directing them.
This friend was a merchant, a man of enterprising spirit and undoubted talent, who was somewhat straitened in his mercantile pursuits for want of capital; but generously proposed to give my father a fair share of his profits, if he would only entrust him with what he could spare; and he thought he might safely promise that whatever sum the latter chose to put into his hands, it should bring him in cent.
We will send at once and fetch them," he looked about the table as though to decide to whom he would entrust this duty.
You have not hesitated to entrust your heads to a man, whom no one could employ to make even the shoes for their feet.
I cannot help feeling that I, who have had a daughter of my own, can best bring up a girl; and I am very much surprised that George did not entrust her to me," observed Aunt Myra, with an air of melancholy importance, for she was the only one who had given a daughter to the family, and she felt that she had distinguished herself, though ill-natured people said that she had dosed her darling to death.
As long as the prince doth me the honor to entrust this venture to me, it is for me only to give orders; and, by Saint Paul
I asked him if his impression was that his wife meant to entrust him with a letter for her brother?
Let us look at the question from another point of view: Are not the rulers in a State those to whom you would entrust the office of determining suits at law?
Lawrence seemed to expect me to take advantage of this circumstance to entrust him with some sort of a message to his sister; and I believe he would have undertaken to deliver it without any material objections, if I had had the sense to ask him, though of course he would not offer to do so, if I was content to let it alone.
Fentolin's purpose to entrust himself to the care of any one without a reputation.
No doubt--I thought to myself- had Miss Vanlo not been thirty and damaged by the climate he would have found it possible to entrust Fred Vanlo with this confidence.