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entrust (someone or something) to (someone or something)

To leave someone or something in the care of someone or something. I refuse to entrust my precious baby to a 16-year-old who's just going to spend the night watching TV and checking her phone! If you entrust your money to a reputable bank, you expect a certain amount of security.
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entrust (someone or something) with (someone or something)

To rely on one to care for someone or something. I refuse to entrust a 16-year-old girl with my precious baby because you just know she's going to spend the whole night watching TV and checking her phone! I can't believe that Grandpa entrusted you with his car—that thing is his pride and joy.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

entrust someone or something to someone

to place someone or something into the protection of someone. Can I entrust Johnny to you while I shop? I entrusted my share of the money to Fred until I returned to town.
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entrust someone with someone or something

to trust someone to provide protection and care for someone or something. Can I entrust you with Johnny while I go in and vote? I entrusted Fred with my share of the money until I returned. I would not even entrust myself with the care of this priceless vase!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The entrusted loan business involves companies providing finance to each other, with banks acting as intermediaries.
Entrusted loans contain higher credit risk because they are less regulated and often extended to risky areas, such as local government financing vehicles and property developers, according to Terry Sun, an analyst at RHB Securities Hong Kong Ltd.
Ali Raza, Assistant Director (SI), Administration Directorate has been entrusted with the additional charge of the posts of Assistant Director (Bills) and Assistant Director (Conf), Administration Directorate, relieving Rana Umar Saeed, Deputy Director (SFP) from the additional charge of the post of Assistant Director (Bills).
Tajammal Kabir, Assistant Director in the Directorate of Record Management has been entrusted with the additional charge of post of Estate Officer, Directorate of Estate ManagementI during the leave period of Shafaqat Ali.
However imperfect the church in the world may seem at times, we affirm that it will remain faithful to the gospel and, in the end, fulfill the purpose that God entrusted to it: bringing the Good News to all humanity.
Of the total 120 trillion yen in the kampo funds and the 240 trillion yen in the postal savings funds, 16.3 trillion and 10.54 trillion were entrusted to trust banks, respectively.
During the ballet's brief season, the roles of Cinderella and her Prince were entrusted to five different couples.
Under Henry IV and Louis XIII, two royal ministers, the Duke of Sully and Michel de Marillac, initiated a policy of centralization by depriving the estates in certain regions of their tax-collecting functions, which were entrusted instead to the king's representatives.
According to FASAB project manager Philip Calder, "These new standards would require financial reports to demonstrate accountability for resources entrusted to the federal government, significant investments in human and intellectual capital (neither capitalized for financial statement purposes) and expenditures for which accruals have not have been made but which will have to be made in the future if certain programs, such as Social Security and Medicare, are to continue in their present form."
Global Banking News-May 8, 2013--EU Commission or ESM could be entrusted job of winding down banks(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
to suspend its business for one month after the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission found most of the assets entrusted to the firm by employees' pension funds were missing.
Capin, the prosecutor, said much of the money entrusted to Mr.
"It's a privilege to be entrusted with the leadership of an organization such as the FAF that has such a high degree of not only professional but also public responsibility," said DeSantis in an interview.
Paul wrote to Timothy, "Guard what has been entrusted to you."