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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
References in classic literature ?
The eldest of their tribe was entrusted to carry out their revenge.
John, a man of generous disposition, as was shown by his extreme liberality to his brother, the famous John Andrea Doria; and what made his death the more sad was that he was slain by some Arabs to whom, seeing that the fort was now lost, he entrusted himself, and who offered to conduct him in the disguise of a Moor to Tabarca, a small fort or station on the coast held by the Genoese employed in the coral fishery.
Tell me on our way home, and there you shall be entrusted to Mistress Dale.
No better answer can be given than that it was a matter which might safely be entrusted to legislative discretion; and that if a time had been appointed, it might, upon experiment, have been found less convenient than some other time.
Pierre Aronnax, Professor of Natural History at the Museum of Paris, entrusted with a scientific mission abroad, Conseil, his servant, and Ned Land, of Canadian origin, harpooner on board the frigate Abraham Lincoln of the navy of the United States of America.
But, as the diligence driver often lost parcels entrusted to him, Felicite resolved to take her pet to Honfleur herself.
I placed myself in ambuscade with my sixty men; I encircled the castle; the riding horses I entrusted to Grimaud and I awaited your coming out, which I did not expect till to-morrow, and I didn't hope to free you without a skirmish.
Julia was, consequently, entrusted to the government of a select boarding-school; and, as even the morals of the day were, in some degree, tinctured with the existing fashions, her mind as well as her manners were absolutely submitted to the discretion of an hireling.