[ in-truhst ]
See synonyms for: intrustintrustedintrusting on

verb (used with object),in·trust·ed in·trust·ing.
  1. a less common variant of entrust.

Words Nearby intrust Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use intrust in a sentence

  • Molly was much comforted when my father assured her that he could intrust the place to her care with perfect confidence.

    In the Wilds of Florida | W.H.G. Kingston
  • And third, never to intrust the care of youth to a cannibal heathen South Sea Islander.

    The White Man's Foot | Grant Allen
  • They must be very important; that's why I am afraid to intrust them to my maid.

    Quin | Alice Hegan Rice
  • I must tell you my secret, and intrust to you my last request, I must lay my life open before you.

    The Reign of Greed | Jose Rizal
  • He merely returned home to bid his last farewell to his dying mother, and to intrust her to the care of his fiance.

    A Fantasy of Far Japan | Baron Kencho Suyematsu

British Dictionary definitions for intrust


/ (ɪnˈtrʌst) /

  1. a less common spelling of entrust

Derived forms of intrust

  • intrustment, noun

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Other Idioms and Phrases with intrust


In the possession or care of a trustee, as in The money was held in trust for the children's education. This expression implies having confidence in someone (the trustee). [Mid-1500s]

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