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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 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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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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If Lilly's Mum has confided in you, or you have other information, please think of Lilly herself, and that she ought to be reunited with her family.
Mrs E said her friend confided in her during a conversation at the Black Bull pub close to the home Charlton shared with Mr O'Brien at Midgley, West Yorkshire.
These letters also chart Toomer's evolving friendship with Frank and Munson: the former in whom Toomer confided his yearnings and ambitions as a writer deeply affected by the South, the latter in whom Toomer confided his deep awareness of Frank's influence as well as his effort to preserve the distinctive sound of his own emerging written voice.
These were concerns she once confided to James, but now, by her own decision, that door has been closed:
The injured Wahid Shah was shifted to DHQ hospital Daggar where he succumbed to injuries soon after recording his dying declaration to police, he confided.
London, Aug 22 (ANI): Mark Lester, the long-term friend of Michael Jackson, has said that the King of Pop confided in him about his "difficult" sex life.
My niece has always confided in me as she and my sister don't have a good relationship.
Includes many moving personal stories from both the author and from those who have confided in him.
Despite a mountain of convincing circumstantial evidence, the only "proof" comes from the wife of a psychiatrist who claims Hoover once confided his homosexuality to her husband.
The plan will also allow HPD to offer the properties without going through the Uniform Land Use Review Process, confided Deborah Wright, Commissioner of HPD, who hoped the Council members would understand the wisdom of quick intervention.
However, no arrest had so far been made till our going to the press, Muharrar confided.
The troubled 34-year-old rapper has confided in pals he is still in love with Kim, mother of their 10-year-old daughter Hailie.