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[in-truhst] /ɪnˈtrʌst/
verb (used with object)
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  • But these pictures attain no celebrity because the public admire them, for it is not to the public that the judgment is intrusted.

  • A confectioner of Yvetot had been intrusted with the tarts and sweets.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • What is not by any one intrusted to another ought not to be required back again.

    Against Apion Flavius Josephus
  • He said that, as he had been intrusted with the superintendence so far, he should continue it to the end.

    The Ocean Waifs Mayne Reid
  • To this council were intrusted powers less extensive in theory than those of the Areopagus, but far more actively exerted.

  • So much of the hero's toilet may be intrusted to our confidence.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • At this crucial moment Jeb remembered an important letter with which he had been intrusted.

    Polly and Eleanor Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • A peasant of that region was intrusted with the task of throwing the children into the river.

  • "It was to his care this young lady was intrusted," said Alfred, blushing at the very thought of alluding to her.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • The management of the catapults was intrusted to one man after another,—but in vain.

    The Fixed Period Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for intrusted


a less common spelling of entrust
Derived Forms
intrustment, noun
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