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[in-truhst] /ɪnˈtrʌst/
verb (used with object)
1. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Now, then, to whom did you intrust the posting of those letters?

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • "I am sorry you will not intrust your secret to me," replied Miss Rogers.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton

    Laura Jean Libbey
  • They must be very important; that's why I am afraid to intrust them to my maid.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • And who are you, sir, that the Admiral should think fit to intrust so important a message to you?

  • We are going to intrust you with a very important commission.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • All your other duties, even those to the people I may intrust to you, are only secondary.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • To you alone of my acquaintance would I intrust a powder like that.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • To confide in one is to have faith in him; to intrust secrets with him.

    Orthography Elmer W. Cavins
  • That would be outside work, and I could intrust it to my lieutenant or a sergeant.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
  • You have a perfect right to intrust him with your secret, and you are quite sure of his honour.

    Mauprat George Sand
British Dictionary definitions for intrust


a less common spelling of entrust
Derived Forms
intrustment, noun
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