[ US /ˈtɹəst/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈʌst/ ]
NOUN
  1. a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service
    they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly
  2. certainty based on past experience
    he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
    he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun
  3. something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
    he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father
  4. a trustful relationship
    he betrayed their trust
    he took me into his confidence
  5. complete confidence in a person or plan etc
    he cherished the faith of a good woman
    the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust
  6. the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others
    the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity
VERB
  1. expect and wish
    I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise
    I trust you will behave better from now on
  2. allow without fear
  3. have confidence or faith in
    We can trust in our government
  4. (chiefly archaic) extend credit to
    don't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her debts anymore
  5. be confident about something
    I believe that he will come back from the war
  6. confer a trust upon
    The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret
    I commit my soul to God
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How To Use trust In A Sentence

  • Stealing away, (whence, I suppose, the ironical phrase of trusty Trojan to this day,) like a thief — pretendedly indeed at the command of the gods; but could that be, when the errand he went upon was to rob other princes, not only of their dominions, but of their lives? — Clarissa Harlowe
  • Kahil was one of her men, yet he managed to insinuate himself into Fadawah's trust. SHARDS OF A BROKEN CROWN
  • Committed by parents, teachers, priests or minders it undermines trust and dependency, disrupts relations with authority figures and can interfere with loving and learning.
  • Still, for the medium term, either the government needs to scutinize refinery activity much more closely, adopt new regulatory authority and aggressively enforce antitrust laws, or it must intervene to deconcentrate the market. Robert Weissman: What To Do About the Price of Oil
  • How anyone could have read some sinister intent into those views is indeed puzzling, and illustrates well how those damned Jewshow certain hypersensitive and overly privileged people who feel superior to the rest of the world are willing to cut their own throats for short term advantage by using unjustified charges of anti-semitism to point out how they take advantage of their position in any nation or institution who trusts them so as to benefit their own in group at the expense of that nation or institution. The Volokh Conspiracy » Why Catholics and Jews?
  • Distrust naturally creates distrust, and by nothing is good-will and kind conduct more speedily changed than by invidious jealousies and uncandid imputations, whether expressed or implied.
  • The partners' duties A vital component of a partnership is the mutual trust between partners.
  • I trust this callous disregard for viewers' feelings will be put right as soon as possible. Times, Sunday Times
  • The relationship between a woman and her clinician should be built on trust, and the benefits and the risks of a procedure such as an episiotomy must be openly discussed to ensure truly informed consent.
  • Private real estate trusts and partnerships may be smart plays for the long term
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