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con-, 强调。-fid, 信任，词源同faith, fiance. 即信任的人，可以吐露隐私的人。
- confide:  To confide in somebody is literally to ‘put one’s trust or faith’ in them. The word comes from the Latin compound verb confidere, which was formed from the intensive prefix com- and fidere ‘trust’. This was a derivative of fides ‘trust’ (whence English faith). Confidant  and confidence  come from the Latin verb’s present participle, confīdēns, in which the secondary notion of ‘self-assurance’ was already present. The abbreviation con for confidence man, confidence trick, etc originated in the USA in the late 19th century.
=> confident, faith
- confide (v.)
- mid-15c., "to trust or have faith," from Latin confidere "to trust in, rely firmly upon, believe" (see confidence). Meaning "to share a secret with" is from 1735; phrase confide in (someone) is from 1888. Related: Confided; confiding.
- 1. Because she is understanding, people around her confide in her.
- 因为她通情达理, 周围的人都相信她.
- 2. There is no one here I can confide in.
- 3. We confide in his abilities.
- 4. It is important that an adolescent boy should have an adult in whom he can confide.
- 5. He still couldn't understand the impulse that had made him confide in Cassandra.
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