Intrude vs. Obtrude

Intrude vs. Obtrude — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Intrude and Obtrude

Intrudeverb

To put or force in inappropriately, especially without invitation, fitness, or permission

intruded opinion into a factual report.

Obtrudeverb

To impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others with undue insistence or without invitation.

Intrudeverb

(Geology) To thrust (molten rock) into preexisting rock.

Obtrudeverb

To thrust out; push forward.

Intrudeverb

To come in rudely or inappropriately; enter as an improper or unwanted element

"Unpleasant realities have intruded on [his] presidential dreams" (Alexander Stille).

Obtrudeverb

To impose oneself on others.

Intrudeverb

(intransitive) 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

Obtrudeverb

(transitive) To proffer (something) by force; to impose (something) on someone or into some area.

Intrudeverb

(transitive) To force in.

Obtrudeverb

(intransitive) To become apparent in an unwelcome way, to be forcibly imposed; to jut in, to intrude (on or into).

Intrudeverb

enter uninvited;

They intruded on our dinner partyShe irrupted into our sitting room

Obtrudeverb

(reflexive) To impose (oneself) on others; to cut in.

Intrudeverb

enter unlawfully on someone's property;

Don't trespass on my land!

Obtrudeverb

push to thrust outward

Intrudeverb

thrust oneself in as if by force;

The colors don't intrude on the viewer

Obtrudeverb

thrust oneself in as if by force;

The colors don't intrude on the viewer