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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.
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.
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.
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!