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I think "trust the fact" is more natural than "trust to the fact", but the search result shows that the latter is more popular. What's the difference between them? Thanks.

Yet another derived question:

What's the difference between "trust to the fact" and "trust in the fact"?

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Google count statistics are inaccurate if they have quotes in the queries. Google finds 476 hits for trust the fact (there may be more; 500 is the max), but 156 for trust to the fact. – Peter Shor Dec 20 '12 at 17:12
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As I see, these variants (with to and without it) belong to really different cases:

Trust the fact. Trust the man.


Trust something to somebody. Trust to luck.

And one more variant:

Trust in his honesty.

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Thank you, Gangnus. Then what's the difference between "trust to the fact" and "trust in the fact"? – xmllmx Dec 20 '12 at 9:38
according to idioms.thefreedictionary.com/trust+to, "trust to the fact" is not cotrrect. "Trust in the fact" means more deep trust than "trust the fact". Look also en.wiktionary.org/wiki/trust – Gangnus Dec 20 '12 at 9:52
"Trust to the fact" is excerpted from a formal document by Microsoft. So I hardly believe that is incorrect at first glance. – xmllmx Dec 20 '12 at 10:29
According to thesaurus.com/browse/trust+to?s=t, "trust to" is a synonym to "depend". – Gangnus Dec 20 '12 at 11:01
Thanks, Gangnus. Your answer is helpful. – xmllmx Dec 20 '12 at 11:13

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