confide in


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confide in (one)

To share one's secrets with someone, usually a trusted person unlikely to divulge them. Of course you can confide in me—I'm your best friend! This issue is just so embarrassing that I can't possibly confide in anyone about it.
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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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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.
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And one in 20 said they confide in work mates 'very frequently' about personal matters and 30 percent said that they regard the majority of their colleagues as true friends.
In today's fast-moving society, there is a crying need for people to confide in someone else.
If you haven't such a person you can confide in, turn first to God and then to your minister.
Confide in an aunt or friend's mom or even the lady you babysit for.
And why should our quite sick, blood-painting, child-murdering friend confide in a man he doesn't know and who doesn't know him?
COUPLES in close relationships face less risk of further heart attacks than those with no-one to confide in, new research suggests.
They found that patients able to confide in someone close, a lover, friend or relative, were half as likely to suffer subsequent heart attacks than those on their own.
They found that patients able to confide in someone close, a lover,friend or relative, were half as likely to suffer subsequent heart attacks than those on their own.
But Fimbres has dozens of supporters who have attended each of her court appearances, and they scoff at the notion, saying the woman was devoted to her son and in any event was unlikely to confide in Bryant, who they said was an acquaintance.
Therefore,it has always been a natural thing to confide in your minister, always provided that you can ``trust'' him or her