en·trust (ĕn-trŭst) also in·trust (ĭn-)
tr.v. en·trust·ed, en·trust·ing, en·trusts also in·trust·ed or in·trust·ing or in·trusts
1. To give over (something) to another for care, protection, or performance: "He still has the aura of the priest to whom you would entrust your darkest secrets" (James Carroll).
2. To give as a trust to (someone): entrusted his aides with the task.
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