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Definitions of trust

  1.   confer a trust upon; " The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; " I commit my soul to God"
  2.   To hope confidently; to believe; - usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object.
  3.   A charge or responsibility accepted.
  4.   Credit given; especially, delivery of property or merchandise in reliance upon future payment; exchange without immediate receipt of an equivalent; as, to sell or buy goods on trust.
  5.   To be confident, as of something future; to hope.
  6.   To give credence to; to believe; to credit.
  7.   Held in trust; as, trust property; trustmoney.
  8.   To be confident or confiding.
  9.   Confidence in the truth of anything: a resting on the integrity, friendship, etc., of another: faith: hope: credit ( esp. sale on credit or on promise to pay): he or that which is the ground of confidence: that which is given or received in confidence: charge: ( law) an estate managed for another.
  10.   a consortium of companies formed to limit competition; " they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"
  11.   To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in; as, we can not trust those who have deceived us.
  12.   be confident about something; " I believe that he will come back from the war"
  13.   A combination for the purpose of controlling production, prices, etc.
  14.   expect with desire; " I trust you will behave better from now on"; " I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
  15.   An estate devised or granted in confidence that the devisee or grantee shall convey it, or dispose of the profits, at the will, or for the benefit, of another; an estate held for the use of another; a confidence respecting property reposed in one person, who is termed the trustee, for the benefit of another, who is called the cestui que trust.
  16.   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"
  17.   A resting of the mind on the integrity, justice, or friendship of another; reliance; confidence; the person or thing that is the ground of confidence; credit given without examination; that which has been given or received in confidence; something committed to charge of which an account must be given; confidence in supposed honesty; credit given on a promise of payment; in law, an estate held by certain parties for the use of another; a turnpike road or district managed by commissioners.
  18.   An equitable right or interest in property distinct from the legal ownership thereof; a use ( as it existed before the Statute of Uses); also, a property interest held by one person for the benefit of another. Trusts are active, or special, express, implied, constructive, etc. In a passive trust the trustee simply has title to the trust property, while its control and management are in the beneficiary.
  19.   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.
  20.   Confidence; a reliance or resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle of another; the ground of confidence; charge received in confidence; that which is entrusted; credit given without examination, or on promise of payment; special reliance on supposed honesty; care; management; an estate held for the use of another.
  21.   To risk; to venture confidently.
  22.   An organization formed mainly for the purpose of regulating the supply and price of commodities, etc.; as, a sugar trust.
  23.   Confidence; faith.
  24.   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"
  25.   Assured resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle, of another person; confidence; reliance; reliance.
  26.   That which is committed or intrusted to one; something received in confidence; charge; deposit.
  27.   To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit.
  28.   To rely on; to believe; to commit to the care of in confidence; to hope, as " I trust he will do well"; to be confident of something future; to sell to upon credit; to confide or have confidence in.
  29.   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"
  30.   complete confidence in a person or plan etc; " he cherished the faith of a good woman"; " the doctor- patient relationship is based on trust"
  31.   Credit, as for goods.
  32.   A business organization or combination consisting of a number of firms or corporations operating, and often united, under an agreement creating a trust ( in sense 1), esp. one formed mainly for the purpose of regulating the supply and price of commodities, etc.; often, opprobriously, a combination formed for the purpose of controlling or monopolizing a trade, industry, or business, by doing acts in restraint or trade; as, a sugar trust. A trust may take the form of a corporation or of a body of persons or corporations acting together by mutual arrangement, as under a contract or a so- called gentlemen's agreement. When it consists of corporations it may be effected by putting a majority of their stock either in the hands of a board of trustees ( whence the name trust for the combination) or by transferring a majority to a holding company. The advantages of a trust are partly due to the economies made possible in carrying on a large business, as well as the doing away with competition. In the United States severe statutes against trusts have been passed by the Federal government and in many States, with elaborate statutory definitions.
  33.   Held in trust.
  34.   To believe.
  35.   That upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance; hope.
  36.   a trustful relationship; " he took me into his confidence"; " he betrayed their trust"
  37.   The reciprocal interaction of two or more persons.
  38.   To place trust in; believe; sell on credit to; commit to the charge of.
  39.   Held in charge for someone else, as a fund.
  40.   To sell on credit to.
  41.   Truster.
  42.   To have confidence.
  43.   To have confidence; to hope.
  44.   To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.
  45.   To place confidence in; believe; entrust to someone's care; risk; sell upon credit to.
  46.   Confidence; faith; belief in someone's truth and goodness; hope; basis of confidence or belief; credit granted because of belief in one's honesty; a duty or responsibility; a combination of business men or firms engaged in the production of some commodity or related group of commodities, designed to regulate the supply and price of their goods and to prosper by cooperation rather than by competition; often, such a combination formed to crush out smaller competitors formed to crush out smaller competitors and thus control an industry and raise prices; an estate left in someone's charge to be held and managed for another's charge to be held and managed for another's benefit; the guardianship of such an estate.
  47.   To place confidence; rely.
  48.   To commit, as to one's care; to intrust.
  49.   allow without fear
  50.   To commit to the care of another; entrust; confide.
  51.   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"
  52.   expect and wish; " I trust you will behave better from now on"; " I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
  53.   Assured anticipation; dependence upon something future or contingent, as if present or actual; hope; belief.
  54.   To place confidence in; to believe; to intrust; to sell to upon credit.
  55.   The condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office.
  56.   To place trust in: to believe: to give credit to: to sell upon credit: to commit to the care of.
  57.   to show confidence in a person by intrusting ( him) with something.
  58.   To give credit.
  59.   extend credit to
  60.   the trait of trusting; of believing in the honesty and reliability of others; " the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity"
  61.   To confer a trust upon; " The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; " I commit my soul to God"
  62.   Confidence; faith; credit given; charge; property held for another.
  63.   To repose trust in.
  64.   To be confident of something, present or future; to be credulous.

Quotes of trust

  1. There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. – John Adams
  2. Don't trust anyone over 30. – Pat Boone
  3. If we keep on ignoring and leaving children to their own devices at home, they become latchkey kids, and trust me, the consequences of that are not good. – Eric Braeden
  4. The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become. – Gisele Bundchen
  5. We've not had one Republican president in 34 years balance the budget. You can't trust right -wing Republicans with your money. You ought to hire somebody who has balanced a budget. I'm much more conservative with money than George Bush is. – Howard Dean
  6. Then trust me there's nothing like drinking, So pleasant on this side of the grave: It keeps the unhappy from thinking, And makes e'en the valiant more brave. – Charles Dibdin
  7. I trust the time is coming, when the occupation of an instructor to children will be deemed the most honorable of human employment. – Angelina Grimke
  8. We've got a long career ahead of us and it's going to be great. Trust me. – Dan Hawkins
  9. He is still my father. He is still a person I know I could trust and he would never do anything against me. Once you're at the top, there are not many people like that. People always want something from you. – Martina Hingis
  10. I found it to be more challenging to be in a huge effects movie, because a lot of the things aren't there. You have to trust the director and react to nothing. – Katie Holmes
  11. If the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it's clean, he has nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush administration again. – Bill O'Reilly
  12. Teachability and trust always leads to total obedience. – Ed Townsend
  13. I plays Joe's best friend. I am the only one he has ever been able to trust in his life, so I help him understand what happened to him when he was younger. – Michelle Trachtenberg
  14. Our citizens will lose their confidence or trust in the values and principles of the international community, especially if our personal identity is denied. – Boris Trajkovski
  15. A global democracy works only when countries trust one another. – Armstrong Williams

Usage examples for trust

  1. We did not trust him. ” – The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. You'll have to trust me, Dick. ” – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  3. “ " You must trust him, and show that you trust him, Shenac, if you would get any good out of him. ” – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson
  4. Why did you not trust me? ” – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  5. “ I will trust you, trust you- and wait! ” – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  6. Do you not trust me? ” – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  7. Don't you trust me any more? ” – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  8. “ " Well, we've got to trust him. ” – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
  9. If you could only just trust me and come to me and let me help you. ” – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  10. “ " No." " Then I must not trust you." ” – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  11. “ I trust that you will get better now. ” – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  12. “ I have already sent one I can trust to my mother's house. ” – The Lady of Lyons or Love and Pride by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  13. You can trust us! ” – The School by the Sea by Angela Brazil
  14. All he asked for himself, till the hour came, was my trust – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  15. Do not trust them. ” – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  16. “ " But I trust you will do nothing of the kind. ” – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  17. “ " They won't trust me," she said. ” – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  18. What, don't you trust me? ” – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  19. You have got to trust me whether you want to or not. ” – Who? by Elizabeth Kent
  20. “ I trust you will not think I have done wrong. ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith

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