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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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We're all i n very similar positions in the business, and hearing their take on things was invaluable," Anthony confides. As far as realizing his own vision about food, he carefully considers the skills he learned at the hands of past chefs, especially ChefWayne Nish of March, who nominated him for the sous chef award last year.
As for getting money out of Hong Kong, Chang confides, "We're not out of that stage." They have already sold two of their properties in Hong Kong, the Trade Square and the Hong Kong Bank.
He talks again of the troubles in Northern Ireland and confides his plans for his retirement mission: to devote his time and efforts to an earnest and intense involvement in the search for peace in Northern Ireland.
Billy, left, Pam and While Les confides in Claudette and Patrick, he doesn't know how to help his wife, Pam confides in her sister Mim that she feels Les is treating her like a customer.
If you don't mind being the person he confides in, tell him that.
She confides her feelings to her ex-husband Ashley, who offers her a shoulder to cry on.
He confides in Diane, vowing not to let Val's illness ruin their marriage, and he hatches a new plan to woo her.
In desperation, Syed confides his worries in Danny, an unusually friendly stranger he meets at the restaurant, who tells him to come clean.
When Ma gets very ill, she confides in June that Rhett is her real father, that she deceived Pa when they married and he believes that June is his daughter.
While composer-lyricist Stephen Trask confides he was "a little tentative" about how Los Angeles audiences would take to the New York City smash, it seems Hedwig can kick off her heels and stay for a while.
Billy, left, with Pam and Les While Les confides in Claudette and Patrick, he doesn't know how to help his wife, Pam confides in her sister Mim that she feels Les is treating her like a customer.
She later confides in Pam about wanting a baby, and when Vincent arrives, drops a bombshell - she wants him to be the dad.
She confides in pal Victoria, but can she tell adoptive mum Val?
She confides in Anti Marian but she has no idea of the inner turmoil affecting her fiance.