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Synonyms for intrude

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intrude, irruptverb

    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, intrudeverb

    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, pokeverb

    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, obtrudeverb

    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

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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. intrudeverb

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

  2. intrudeverb

    encroach, trench, infringe, trespass

  3. intrudeverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. intrudeverb

    infringe, invade, encroach, obtrude, interlope

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "intrude":

    interfere, meddle, interrupt

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How to use intrude in a sentence?

  1. Bruce Brown:

    Now for the second time in just about as many weeks we've seen these disclosures that the DOJ has gone about obtaining records without advance notice to the journalist or to the news organization to give the reporter a chance to contest what DOJ is seeking, twice now we've seen in the prior administration that toward the end of their time in office they used this route to intrude into the very heart of what newsgathering is about.

  2. Ron DeSantis:

    If somebody is symptomatic, of course they stay home. If there's a close contact, but somebody has not developed any symptoms -- you monitor them, you notify the parent, the parent always has the right to have their kids stay home, if they think that's in the best interest of the student and the family 100 percent, we would not want to intrude on that. But if a parent has a healthy child, that child has a right to be in school.

  3. Scott C. Holstad:

    i got the fear deep inside breathing hard i run to avoid the glare the pain of the lights the stares intrude invade i stumble up the stairs avoid inquisitive eye contact the darker you are the harder you die and they don't never care – i need to rest

  4. 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,'.

  5. Unknown:

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

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