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entrust

[en-truhst] /ɛnˈtrʌst/
verb (used with object)
1.
to charge or invest with a trust or responsibility; charge with a specified office or duty involving trust:
We entrusted him with our lives.
2.
to commit (something) in trust to; confide, as for care, use, or performance:
to entrust a secret, money, powers, or work to another.
Also, intrust.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; en-1 + trust
Related forms
entrustment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for entrustment

entrust

/ɪnˈtrʌst/
verb (transitive)
1.
(usually foll by with) to invest or charge (with a duty, responsibility, etc)
2.
(often foll by to) to put into the care or protection of someone
Derived Forms
entrustment, intrustment, noun
Usage note
It is usually considered incorrect to talk about entrusting someone to do something: the army cannot be trusted (not entrusted) to carry out orders
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Word Origin and History for entrustment

entrust

v.

c.1600, from en- (1) "make, put in" + trust (v.). Related: Entrusted; entrusting.

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