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confide in someone

to trust someone with one's secrets or personal matters. Sally always confided in her sister Ann. She didn't feel that she could confide in her mother.

confide something in someone

 and confide something to someone
to tell a secret or private matter to someone, trusting that the person will not reveal the secret. I learned not to confide anything secret in Bob. Tom really needed to confide his inner fears to someone.
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I confide them to your care," said the major, pointing to the count and his wife.
It is you who have told me that you had a secret to confide in me.
Being void of self-expression they confide their views to none; But sometimes, in a smoking-room, one learns why things were done.
Disposed, however, as he always is to think the best of everyone, her display of grief, and professions of regret, and general resolutions of prudence, were sufficient to soften his heart and make him really confide in her sincerity; but, as for myself, I am still unconvinced, and plausibly as her ladyship has now written, I cannot make up my mind till I better understand her real meaning in coming to us.
Why will you not confide in me for the management of my niece?
It was impossible for me to tell her the whole truth without, at the same time, entering into particulars on the subject of the conspiracy, which it would have been dangerous to confide to a stranger.
He is duly grateful; he confides his sorrows to his gracious mistress.
If it does not seem so to you, I am quite sure I am wholly mistaken; for your unchanged poor child confides in your knowledge and goodness more than she could ever tell you if she was to try.
Maybe he just needs someone to confide in because he can't talk to his girlfriend.
It's more about letting her know that she can confide in you if she needs to rather than a conversation about the birds and the bees.
Finally she feels she has someone she can confide in.
I just want you to listen because I want to be able to confide in you.
New Delhi, Feb 14 ( ANI ): Many Chinese men have intimate female friends to confide their feelings, a survey has said.
Having you to confide in must have been a great help.
What we didnt bank on was how quickly these are passed on by those we confide in.