[ in-truhst ]
See synonyms for: intrustintrustedintrusting on

verb (used with object),in·trust·ed in·trust·ing.
  1. a less common variant of entrust. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use intrust in a sentence

  • To my care Six Stars had intrusted her young, and I should be proud of that trust and earnest in its fulfilment.

  • The king replied, "I am sorry we are only intrusted with the worst part of her Grace's property."

  • These papers she intrusted, for preservation, to a friend, who occasionally gained access to her.

  • It was intrusted to me by a law firm in Baltimore, the business managers of Mrs. Calvert's property.

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  • He was so good a man, and so profoundly revered by the Athenians, that they intrusted to him the keys of their citadel.

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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