trust


trust
trust1 [ trʌst ] noun ***
1. ) uncount a feeling of confidence in someone that shows you believe they are honest, fair, and reliable:
Trust is an important issue between teenagers and their parents.
trust in: public trust in police officers
put/place (your) trust in someone/something: Sumner placed considerable trust in his lawyer.
abuse/betray someone's trust (=treat someone badly or dishonestly, although they trusted you): Jen had confided her secret to Mark, but he betrayed her trust.
a ) confidence that something is safe, reliable, or effective:
You have to be able to have trust in your backup system.
2. ) uncount LEGAL an arrangement in which a person or an organization manages someone else's money or property:
hold/place something in trust: The land will be held in trust by the Church.
a ) count money or property that someone manages for a person or an organization according to a legal arrangement
b ) count an organization that manages money or property so that it can help other people or organizations:
the Jamaica National Heritage Trust
a charitable trust
3. ) uncount a situation in which someone is made responsible for another person or thing:
put someone/something in the trust of someone: She put her children in the trust of strangers.
a position of trust (=a job in which you have a lot of responsibility and power): I don't think a teenager can be expected to hold such a position of trust.
4. ) count a group of people or companies that work together to illegally control prices and limit competition in an industry
take something on trust
to believe that something you have heard or read is true, although there is no proof:
You'll just have to take these figures on trust.
trust
trust 2 [ trʌst ] verb transitive ***
to be confident that someone is honest, fair, and reliable:
Both communities have to trust each other.
Politicians just can't be trusted.
trust someone to do something: Can we trust you to give John the message?
trust someone with something: I can always trust him with a secret.
a. to be confident that something is safe, reliable, or effective:
Never trust cheap locks like these.
trust something to do something: I wouldn't trust that ladder to hold me up.
trust someone's judgment (=be confident that they can make good decisions): I trust his judgment on legal issues.
b. to be confident that a fact or piece of information is true or accurate:
Don't trust anything Mr. Davis tells you.
I trust (that) SPOKEN FORMAL
used for saying that you hope and expect that something is true:
I trust that you've already completed the paperwork, Mrs. Williams.
not trust someone any farther than an inch INFORMAL
to not trust someone at all
trust someone (to do something) SPOKEN
used for saying that someone has done something that you think is typical of them, especially something that annoys you:
Trust Tim to forget about our meeting!
Pete left the kitchen in a real mess. Trust him!
`trust in phrasal verb transitive
trust in someone/something to have confidence in someone or something:
They had trusted in the opinion polls, but these turned out to be completely wrong.
`trust to phrasal verb transitive FORMAL
trust to something to depend on something such as luck or chance to help you to achieve something, usually because you have no other choice:
I'm trusting to luck that the store will be open.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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