Intruse vs Intrude - What's the difference?

intruse | intrude |


As an adjective intruse

is (botany) pushed or projecting inward.

As a verb intrude is

to thrust oneself in; to come or enter without invitation, permission, or welcome; to encroach; to trespass.

intruse

English

Adjective

(head)
  • (botany) Pushed or projecting inward.
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    intrude

    English

    Verb

    (intrud)
  • To thrust oneself in; to come or enter without invitation, permission, or welcome; to encroach; to trespass.
  • to intrude''' on families at unseasonable hours; to '''intrude on the lands of another
  • * I. Watts
  • Some thoughts rise and intrude upon us, while we shun them; others fly from us, when we would hold them.

    Derived terms

    * intruder * intrusion

    See also

    * invade

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