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Trust, vb. 1) to confide; a) absol.: “more to know could not be more to t.” All's II, 1, 209. “safer than t. too far,” Lr. I, 4, 351. “have no use for --ing,” Ant. V, 2, 15.
b) intr.; with in: “in them I t.” H6C I, 2, 42. “he that --s in the tameness of a wolf,” Lr. III, 6, 19. With to: “'tis no --ing to yond foolish lout,” Gent. IV, 4, 71. “a man is well holp up that --s to you,” Err. IV, 1, 22. “never will I t. to speeches penned,” LLL V, 2, 402. Wint. IV, 4, 547. John V, 2, 174. R3 I, 4, 148. Cor. I, 1, 174. III, 2, 136. Tim. IV, 3, 139. Lr. V, 3, 103. Ant. III, 7, 63. t. to it == depend on it: “t. to it, thou shalt not,” Cor. V, 3, 124. “t. to it; bethink you,” Rom. III, 5, 197.
c) trans. (== to confide in): “to t. those tables that receive thee more,” Sonn. 122, 12. “rude, cruel, not to t.” 129, 4 (== not to be --ed in Ant. V, 2, 267). “not daring t. the office of mine eyes,” Pilgr. 196. “we dare t. you in this kind,” Gent. III, 2, 56. V, 4, 67. V, 4, 67 Wiv. II, 2, 315. IV, 2, 209. Meas. IV, 3, 152. Err. IV, 4, 5. Ado I, 1, 197. Ado I, 1, 197 I, 3, 34 (I am --ed with a muzzle, i. e. when I am muzzled). II, 1, 186. II, 3, 220. IV, 1, 167. LLL V, 2, 804. Mids. III, 2, 268. Mids. III, 2, 268 Merch. II, 2, 206. V, 88. As I, 3, 57. All's I, 1, 73. John II, 231. III, 1, 7. H6A I, 2, 150. III, 3, 63. III, 3, 63 H6B IV, 4, 57. H6B IV, 4, 57 H6C I, 2, 59. IV, 1, 42. R3 IV, 4, 492. H8 III, 1, 173. Cor. I, 1, 185. Tim. I, 2, 66. IV, 3, 434. Lr. V, 3, 96. Ant. V, 2, 13. Per. I, 1, 46 etc. never t. me then == God forbid! of course not: “but you'll not deliver it? Never t. me then,” Tw. III, 2, 62. “you may not despise her suit. Ne'er t. me then,” H6A II, 2, 48.
With an adverb or a prepositional expression, == to venture confidently: “how darest thou t. so great a charge from thine own custody?” Err. I, 2, 60. “my ventures are not in one bottom --ed,” Merch. I, 1, 42. “I wonder men dare t. themselves with men,” Tim. I, 2, 44. “no man's life was to be --ed with them,” Mcb. II, 3, 111 (== committed to them). “t. me here,” Cymb. IV, 2, 14 (== leave me confidently here).
To t. a person (or a thing personified) with sth. == to commit sth. confidently to a person: “I will rather t. a Fleming with my butter,” Wiv. II, 2, 316. Mids. II, 1, 217. Wint. I, 2, 235. II, 2, 37. R2 IV, 83. Tit. IV, 2, 169. Tim. I, 2, 66--69. Cymb. I, 5, 35.
2) With an infinitive or a clause, == to hope confidently (used only in the first person of the present, I t.): “I t. to take of truest Thisby sight,” Mids. V, 280. “I t. ere long to choke thee,” H6A III, 2, 46. “I t. it will grow to a most prosperous perfection,” Meas. III, 1, 271. “I t. you will be ruled by your father,” Ado II, 1, 53. As I, 3, 52. V, 4, 204. John II, 555. III, 1, 7. H6A V, 2, 16. R3 III, 4, 27 (Qq I hope). I t. inserted in the sentence: “but thus, I t., you will not marry her,” Shr. III, 2, 117. H4A I, 3, 300. H5 IV, 3, 96. Ant. I, 5, 7. Cymb. I, 1, 161. II, 4, 36.
3) to believe; with a clause: “I never wished to see you sorry; now I t. I shall,” Wint. II, 1, 124. With an accus. expressing the thing believed: “if you dare not t. that you see,” Ado III, 2, 122 (i. e. that which you see). “if he be credulous and t. my tale,” Shr. IV, 2, 67. “when saucy --ing of the cozened thoughts defiles the pitchy night,” All's IV, 4, 23 (cf. Of). “t. it, he shall not rule me,” Wint. II, 3, 49. “to t. the mockery of unquiet slumbers,” R3 III, 2, 27. “that --ed home might yet enkindle you unto the crown,” Mcb. I, 3, 120. The person believed with to: “t. to me, Ulysses, our imputation shall be oddly poised,” Troil. I, 3, 338. Simple accus. in the phrase t. me == truly, indeed: “now t. me, 'tis an office of great worth,” Gent. I, 2, 44. “now t. me, madam, it came hardly off,” II, 1, 115. “no, t. me,” III, 1, 68. “t. me, I think 'tis almost day,” IV, 2, 138. “t. me, I was going to your house,” Wiv. II, 1, 33. “t. me, a mad host,” III, 1, 115. II, 1, 165. III, 2, 52. III, 3, 244. IV, 2, 212. Err. I, 1, 143. Mids. V, 99. Shr. Ind. 1, 25. Tit. I, 261 etc. Similarly never t. me, after conditional phrases: “if my lady have not . . ., never t. me,” Tw. II, 3, 79. “if I do not, never t. me,” Tw. II, 3, 79 “I will, la; never t. me else,” Troil. V, 2, 59. “never t. me, if I be afeard,” Shr. V, 2, 17. cf. Wiv. IV, 2, 209. Merch. II, 2, 206.
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