Confide and Tell


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Confide verb – To put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another.
Tell is a synonym for confide in disclose topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Confide", when it comes to topics like reveal, divulge information.
Nearby Words: confidence, confident, confession, confiding, confidingly
Synonyms for Confide


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Tell verb – To make known (as information previously kept secret).
Usage example: I won't tell your secret to anyone

Confide is a synonym for tell in disclose topic. You can use "Confide" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

feelings confide feelings tell feelings
names confide names tell names

Both words in one sentence

  • In Vino Veritas Men will confide things to you drunk they wouldn’t tell a brother when sober; stoned women will reveal secrets they’d never speak as pillow talk while straight.
  • Some pass down stories, but those with more intimate knowledge of the captain's secrets tell Ryan the captain will have to confide in him when he's ready Too Kinky to Torture: Yuri and Andreas first meeting, in a certain way.Yuri: You can cuff me again if you want.Andreas: No.
  • In Being Human, undead characters tell outsiders that heaven is like your typical Fluffy Cloud Heaven, but confide amongst each other that it's more like a long, dark corridor, where the only other people are "the men with sticks and ropes" who wait at the end.
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