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Synonyms for intrude

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intrude, irrupt(verb)

    enter uninvited

    "They intruded on our dinner party"; "She irrupted into our sitting room"

    flare up, break open, poke, explode, nose, pry, flare, trespass, horn in, obtrude, irrupt, burst out, erupt

  2. trespass, intrude(verb)

    enter unlawfully on someone's property

    "Don't trespass on my land!"

    overstep, nose, pry, poke, trespass, horn in, sin, obtrude, transgress, take advantage, irrupt

  3. intrude, horn in, pry, nose, poke(verb)

    search or inquire in a meddlesome way

    "This guy is always nosing around the office"

    stab, nuzzle, dig, horn in, prize, jab, nose, pry, wind, lever, obtrude, trespass, irrupt, thump, scent, jimmy, prise, prod, pound, poke

  4. intrude, obtrude(verb)

    thrust oneself in as if by force

    "The colors don't intrude on the viewer"

    poke, nose, pry, push out, trespass, horn in, obtrude, irrupt, thrust out

Editors Contribution

  1. obstrude

    become noticeable in an unwelcome or intrusive way

    Submitted by @Muskan on December 28, 2020  
  2. photobombing

    when someone "intrudes" on a photo, it is called a photobomb.

    "oh no, don't intrude on the photo! you've just done a photobomb!"

    Submitted by anonymous on August 16, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intrude(v. n.)

    obtrude, force one's self, thrust one's self, enter where one is not welcome

  2. intrude(v. n.)

    encroach, trench, infringe, trespass

  3. intrude(v. a.)

    obtrude, force in, thrust in, press in, foist in, worm in

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. intrude(v)

    infringe, invade, encroach, obtrude, interlope

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "intrude":

    interfere, meddle, interrupt

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  1. Sheika Shamsa:

    This case concerns highly personal and private matters relating to our children. The appeal was made to protect the best interests and welfare of the children. The outcome does not protect my children from media attention in the way that other children in family proceedings in the UK are protected, as a head of government, I was not able to participate in the court's fact-finding process. This has resulted in the release of a' fact-finding' judgment which inevitably tells only one side of the story. I ask that the media respect the privacy of our children and do not intrude into their lives in the UK.

  2. Ben Silverstone:

    The defendant accepts that such activity should never have taken place and that it had no right to intrude into the private lives of Ms Heather Mills or Fiona Mills in this way.

  3. Richard Achiro:

    Like an eating disorder, this can become really rigid, a person’s need for these supplements, to have to take them at certain times during the day can really start to intrude upon one’s ability to live a life that’s otherwise fulfilling.

  4. Unknown:

    It is difficult for sorrow to intrude on a busy life.

  5. Ilan Katz:

    Some in the military say 'let us investigate, we have nothing to hide. The moment we investigate, international law won't intrude. There will be no international inquiry and no trial in The Hague,'.

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