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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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By confiding to us some of the vivid and often distressing emotions from his own experience, Neilson brings the doctor closer to us, as human rather than superhuman.
You don't want her to stop confiding in you either.
There's humor as well as heartbreak, and Colt's confiding, honest tone and his plight will keep readers turning the pages.
Of the more than 200 clients polled, 70 percent said their investment in a coach was very valuable, 73 percent said they now refuse to make crucial decisions without their coach and 50 percent said they now prefer confiding in their coaches rather than their spouses.
While confiding in her big brother, Izzy reveals all about the blackmail plot and her affair.
Soon Chiaki is writing letters to her father, at first formal and brief, but later warm, confiding and lengthy.
More than a year ago, they say, Lewinsky began confiding to Tripp about the details of an affair she said she had with President Clinton, although the president repeatedly denied having an ``improper relationship'' with her in interviews Wednesday.
Confiding in meddler Eva The Diva proves to be Kylie's biggest mistake.
I can't see her confiding something like that to a rare acquaintance,'' said Nancy Beazel, 33, of Lancaster during a court recess.
She apologised when I told her I was upset about it, but I feel she's broken the trust we had between us and I won't feel happy confiding in her again.
Erik Menendez on Thursday denied confiding to his former best friend that just before shooting his parents to death, his older brother said, "Let's do it" and later instructed him to "Shoot Mom.
Confiding she hadn't had the time to pay him a visit, she confided: "I would have liked to wave.