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confide (something) to (one)

To share some secret with one, usually with the understanding that one will not reveal it to anyone else. You can confide anything to me—I'm your best friend! This issue is just so embarrassing that I can't possibly confide it to anyone.
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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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On the other hand, does the Canadian focus on detriment to the confider and benefit to the confidante equate with the notion of commercial value in the international trade agreements?
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As an example, confider the fact that today we have gender-neutral ways to refer to a mixed group of men and women.
It is also called 'politics of the symbolic' as it does not consider sexual difference to be simply a question of theory, but confiders it primarily a matter of experience which needs the creation of political practices in order to name it, in a necessary intertwining of embodied subjects and language."
"There probably will be some fallout because of supercenters, but it won't include Kroger." The chain confiders that its large combination stores are the maximum size to serve a neighborhood.
Confiders demonstrated less financial independence due to no job (62%) or part-time jobs.
Though the 1883 strike failed dismally, Gabler nonetheless confiders it highly significant.