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entrust to

Meaning: to give somebody responsibility for something of importance or value

For example:

  • entrust sth to sb Do you think we should entrust the discovery and development of new drugs to profit-seeking private companies?

  • be entrusted to sb The job of running the government is entrusted to politicians.

Quick Quiz:

Many people lost money during the global financial crisis because their savings had been entrusted to
  1. a box under the bed
  2. their family members
  3. investment funds and money managers

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