(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. reliance, confidence; credit; holding company, monopoly. See belief, business.—v. rely on, believe in, give credit to. Se belief.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Reliance]
Syn. confidence, Dependence, belief, credence; see faith 1 .
2. [A trusted person]
Syn. mainstay, guarantee, anchor, confidant, security, support, assurance, benefactor, patron, guardian, protector, savior, good angel*.
3. [Responsibility]
Syn. guardianship, account, duty, liability, moment.
4. [A large company]
Syn. corporation, monopoly, cartel, holding company, conglomerate, combination, combine; see also business 4 , organization 3 .
See Synonym Study at belief , monopoly .
in trust,
Syn. in escrow, on deposit, in the custody of, deposited, held, bonded, in the care of, in the keeping of, in account with, given as surety; see also retained 1 .
1. [To believe in]
Syn. have faith in, believe in, rely on, Depend on, Depend upon, count on, bank on*, have confidence in, place confidence in, confide in, swear by, esteem, expect help from, presume upon, lean on, turn to, fall back on, have no doubt, rest assured, be sure about, have no reservations, put faith in, give credence to, look to, be persuaded by, be convinced, put Great stock in*, set Great store by*, take at one's word*, eat up*; see also believe 1 , count on .
Ant. doubt*, mistrust, disbelieve.
2. [To hope]
Syn. presume, take, imagine; see assume 1 , hope .
3. [To place in the protection of another]
Syn. lend, put in safekeeping, entrust, trust to, commit, consign, commission, assign, store with, transfer, give over, place in trust of, make someone a trustee of, make someone guardian of.
4. [To give credit to]
Syn. advance, lend, loan, let out, grant, confer, let, patronize, aid, give financial aid to.
Ant. borrow*, raise money, pawn.
to trust is to have complete faith or assurance that one will not be let down by another [ to trust in God ] ; to rely on, upon a person or thing is to have confidence, usually on the basis of past experience, that what is expected will be done [ she can be relied on to keep the secret ] ; to depend on or upon is to place reliance on a person or thing, esp. for support or aid [ a museum that Depends on corporate contributions ] ; to count on something is to consider it in one's calculations as certain [ they counted on my going ] ; to bank on , a colloquial term, is to have confidence like that of one who is willing to risk money on something [ don't bank on their help ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. confidence belief, faith, hope, store, reliance, assurance, certainty, conviction, security.
2. care keeping, safekeeping, custody, responsibility, charge, guardianship, protection, watchful eye.
3. corporation monopoly, cartel, company, conglomeration.
ANT.: 1. distrust, doubt, reservations
1. believe in have confidence in, have faith in, set store by, rely on, take stock in, depend on, bank on, count on, swear by.
2. hope be optimistic, assume, anticipate.
3. entrust give for safekeeping, assign.
ANT.: 1. distrust, disbelieve, have reservations about
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Absolute certainty in the trustworthiness of another: belief, confidence, dependence, faith, reliance. See BELIEF. 2. The function of watching, guarding, or overseeing: care, charge, custody, guardianship, keeping, superintendence, supervision. See CARE FOR. Z. A combination of businesses closely interconnected for common profit: cartel, combine, pool, syndicate. See GROUP, MONEY. II verb 1. To place trust or confidence in. Also used with in: bank on (or upon), believe in, count on (or upon), depend on (or upon), reckon on (or upon), rely on (or upon). See TRUST. 2. To have confidence in the truthfulness of: believe, credit. Idiom: take at one's word. See OPINION. 3. To put in the charge of another for care, use, or performance: commend, commit, confide, consign, entrust, give (over), hand over, relegate, turn over. Idiom: give in trust (or charge). See GIVE. 4. To place a trust upon: charge, entrust. See TRUST.

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