• WordNet 3.6
    • v entrust confer a trust upon "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret","I commit my soul to God"
    • v entrust put into the care or protection of someone "He left the decision to his deputy","leave your child the nurse's care"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Entrust See Intrust.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • entrust See intrust.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Entrust to give in trust: to commission: to commit to another, trusting his fidelity
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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.”
  • Epictetus
    “God hath entrusted me with myself.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Confidante. One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C.”
  • Horace
    “Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.”
  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    “Whenever the cause of the people is entrusted to professors, it is lost.”


In literature:

That night when Douglass returned, he bore in his arms a tiny antelope kid which he laughingly entrusted to her tender mercies.
"The Song of the Wolf" by Frank Mayer
A staff commander is entrusted with the navigation of a large ship, and ranks above a navigating lieutenant.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
I imagine he began to have doubts of the wisdom of entrusting this creature with real money.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
He had no officer, however, to whom he dared entrust the command.
"Rulers of India: Lord Clive" by George Bruce Malleson
To his care was entrusted the Via Nolana, and the task of forcing the way to Rome.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
Luckily, the Prefect has entrusted the guard of the city gates to these legionaries.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
To entrust them to the stock companies was well-nigh impossible.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
I entrust it to your true hearts.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
But the copper-hued savage knew how to guard his secret, as well as he had known whom to entrust with it.
"A Secret of the Lebombo" by Bertram Mitford
Separating these into two bodies, he took the command of the smaller himself, and entrusted the larger to the leadership of Greensheve.
"The Black Arrow" by Robert Louis Stevenson

In poetry:

He looks upon the planet,
As if the heavenly spheres
Were part of his entrusted
Nocturnal private cares.
"Night" by Boris Pasternak
They left their lands, their kindred ties,
Entrusted to the Slave alone.
Who faithfully and nobly strove
To guard the sacred rights of home.
"Honour's Appeal To Justice" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
'Entrust me to keep firm your pledge,
And in your stead fulfill the deed.
In token of our friendship dear,
Id rather die than lose the steed.
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli
CYPRIAN. What was offered to my love
Was that I should surely pluck here
The sweet fruit whose seeds my hope
Had to these wild wastes entrusted.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
And oft with the dear names of mother and wife,
Entrusted by Heaven with the mind and the life
Of your children, a household, to care for and serve,
You pamper the foe while they shiver and starve.
"Temperance Warfare" by Janet Hamilton
My lord, be moved. You kill your flesh and blood.
By Adonai I swear, your dying wife
Entrusted to these arms her child. 'T was I
Carried your infant from your burning home.
Lord Schnetzen, will you murder your own child?
"The Dance To Death. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus

In news:

After his wife died, Matava had moved to Florida, entrusting his son with his estate, including the house he built and the auto repair business he started.
And then, every year about this time, they entrust the care of their fawns with me.
The commitment of advisers, business and industry entrustments, and especially the skilled and talented faculty and administration, have created a stellar learning environment.
The Mitchell Family Funeral Home was entrusted with her arrangements.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc, Wellsboro.
Services are entrusted to Patton Funeral Home in Huntsville.
Her funeral arrangements are entrusted to Enterprise Funeral Home.
The Mitchell Family Funeral Home was entrusted with his arrangements.
Final rites are entrusted to Harrington Funeral Home.
Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton was entrusted with arrangements.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 949 Main St, Waldoboro.
Arrangements are entrusted to Keysor Funeral Service, Cato.
Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Lydia 's arrangements.
Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St, Plattsburgh, NY 518561-3980.
It is the process where we elect people into government offices and entrust them to lead us correctly.

In science:

The triggering event responsible for the increasing weight that agents entrust to their neighbors’ opinions is nothing but the random occurrence of a sequence of same signed news.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
Due to the random weights, this is an example of a disordered system entrusted with carrying flow between vertices in the graph.
Universality for first passage percolation on sparse random graphs
Many real-world networks (such as the Internet at the router level or various road and rail networks) are entrusted with carrying flow between various parts of the network.
Universality for first passage percolation on sparse random graphs
I wish to thank my co-editors in this volume for entrusting me with the task of delivering a talk on Fred Cohen’s work during his 60 th birthday conference, and kindly allowing me to record it in print.
The work of Fred Cohen
The functional agents in our framework perform specific tasks that are entrusted to them.
A Multi-agent Framework for Performance Tuning in Distributed Environment