Trust Trust, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trusted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trusting}.] [OE. trusten, trosten. See {Trust}, n.] 1. To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in; as, we can not trust those who have deceived us. [1913 Webster]

I will never trust his word after. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He that trusts every one without reserve will at last be deceived. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

2. To give credence to; to believe; to credit. [1913 Webster]

Trust me, you look well. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To hope confidently; to believe; -- usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object. [1913 Webster]

I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face. --2 John 12. [1913 Webster]

We trustwe have a good conscience. --Heb. xiii. 18. [1913 Webster]

4. to show confidence in a person by intrusting (him) with something. [1913 Webster]

Whom, with your power and fortune, sir, you trust, Now to suspect is vain. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. To commit, as to one's care; to intrust. [1913 Webster]

Merchants were not willing to trust precious cargoes to any custody but that of a man-of-war. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

6. To give credit to; to sell to upon credit, or in confidence of future payment; as, merchants and manufacturers trust their customers annually with goods. [1913 Webster]

7. To risk; to venture confidently. [1913 Webster]

[Beguiled] by thee to trust thee from my side. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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