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

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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 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He was entrusted to me by my brother on his dying bed, and I have indulged him to his hurt, instead of training him up severely, and making a man of him, I have violated my trust, and I must not add the sin of desertion to that.
"I must tell you," said she, "that to-day is my birthday; and in honor of it, a pair of walking-shoes or galoshes has been entrusted to me, which I am to carry to mankind.
HSBC has refused to transfer the funds to ITM Securities Co., which is under AIJ's control and solicited pension funds to entrust assets with AIJ, as a business suspension order was imposed on the brokerage after the disappearance of massive amounts of assets entrusted to it and AIJ came to light.
But the checks they allegedly were promised by the high-flying Shrewsbury investment adviser never came, and the investors ultimately lost all the money they had entrusted to Mr.
Third, she implies that only backward-looking information is what stockholders need to assess management's stewardship of the assets entrusted to it.
Infallibility means that the church will not be led into complete error about the gospel nor will it lose the essential truth of the gospel entrusted to it.
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.
Paul wrote to Timothy, "Guard what has been entrusted to you."
CPAs have long understood a fiduciary relationship to exist when they acted as trustees for their clients or managed property entrusted to them.
It was entrusted to Joseph Bayer, and sounded more like Bayer than Strauss.
The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board has issued an exposure draft recommending standards for reporting on the federal government's stewardship over certain resources entrusted to it and certain responsibilities it has assumed.
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.