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noun as in belief in something as true, trustworthy

noun as in responsibility, custody

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Example Sentences

Hire the best people, people you trust, people whose judgment you trust.

Public schools have lost parent trust on this issue despite their continued lip service, and charter schools know it.

We asked leaders from the two companies about their high-trust, inclusive workplace cultures and how they’ve responded to the coronavirus crisis.

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Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot — and missed.

Typically, each user in such a system needs to be directly wired to the other or connected via trusted nodes, which can make large networks costly and increase the number of windows for hackers to exploit.

We proud skeptics would rather trust the demonstrable facts than the alleged truth.

And ultimately this creates steadily eroding trust among voters for not just politics but the institutions of government.

Others have taken the stage to tell women to just work harder and trust in karma.

If she wants voters to believe and trust in her, she must court favor with the local pastor, Jeremiah.

In order for a reunion to happen, it would take a high level of trust, musically, on everything that happened.

If you throw away this chance, you will both richly deserve to be hanged, as I sincerely trust you will be.

There are three things a wise man will not trust: the wind, the sunshine of an April day, and woman's plighted faith.

He must trust to his human merits, and not miracles, for his Sonship is of no value in this conflict.

As if unwilling to trust himself longer in dangerous companionship, he went up to town with Thomas Carr.

I would not trust their removal to any other hand, and so, the panel comes out without a shake.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is another word for trust?

There may not be a substitute for trust in life, but there are a few different terms that can sometimes be used to replace the word.

Trust is a form of confidence. Saying that you have trust in someone is often the same as saying you have confidence in them or that you place your hope or faith in them. Trust is often a firm belief that someone or something won’t let you down.

Trust is also a verb meaning to have such confidence. To trust someone in this way is often to rely on, count on, depend on, or even believe in them. Having someone you can trust is having someone you can turn to.

When two people trust each other, they can be said to have a mutual trust.

The word trustworthiness is the noun form of the adjective trustworthy, which describes someone who has earned your trust. Someone who has trust in someone else can be described as trusting. Sometimes, this can imply that the person trusts others too easily. A similar (but less common) word is trustful.

As a verb, trust can also mean something like presume, as in I trust we won’t have any problems here.

What is another word for a lack of trust?

A lack of trust is the absence of trust. Saying that there is a lack of trust may mean that there is no trust at all or that someone or something falls short of full trust.

The opposite of trust is distrust. (The word mistrust often means the same thing but is less commonly used.)

You may have doubts, misgivings, suspicions, or skepticism about someone or something that you distrust.

On this page you'll find 241 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to trust, such as: confidence, expectation, faith, hope, assurance, and certainty.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.