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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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