trust

Definition of trust

noun:

  • 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".
  • 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". Synonyms: reliance.
  • the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others; "the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity". Synonyms: trustfulness, trustingness. Antonyms: distrust.
  • 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". Synonyms: cartel, combine, corporate trust.
  • complete confidence in a person or plan etc; "he cherished the faith of a good woman", "the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust". Synonyms: faith.
  • a trustful relationship; "he took me into his confidence", "he betrayed their trust". Synonyms: confidence.

verb:

  • have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God", "Rely on your friends", "bank on your good education", "I swear by my grandmother's recipes". Synonyms: bank, rely, swear. Antonyms: distrust, mistrust.
  • allow without fear.
  • be confident about something; "I believe that he will come back from the war". Synonyms: believe.
  • expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now on", "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise". Synonyms: desire, hope.
  • confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret", "I commit my soul to God". Synonyms: commit, confide, entrust, intrust.
  • extend credit to; "don't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her debts anymore".

Related words

bet, calculate, charge, commend, consign, count, credit, credulity, depend, lean, look, obligate, reckon, recommit.

Words nearby trust

crust, rust, thrust, truss, trusty, tryst.

Rhymes with trust

adjust, antitrust, bust, combust, crust, cussed, disgust, distrust, dust, encrust, entrust, gust, incrust, just, lust, mistrust, must, nonplussed, readjust, robust.

Start with trust

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End with trust

entrust, distrust, antitrust, mistrust, intrust, unitrust.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • trust is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 5 points
  • trust is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 5 points
  • trust is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 6 points
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