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obtrude

ob·trude

obtrude

 
pronunciation:
b trud
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: obtruded, obtrudes, obtruding
definition 1: to thrust or force (oneself, one's concerns, or one's opinions) on another or others without being asked.
I wish he would not obtrude his opinions on us; if we want his opinion, we'll ask for it.
synonyms:
foist, impose, thrust
similar words:
force, intrude, push
definition 2: to stick or push out; cause to protrude.
synonyms:
poke, protrude, thrust
similar words:
push
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to thrust or push forward; force oneself upon others.
synonyms:
impose, intrude
similar words:
butt in, cut in, encroach, interfere, interrupt, meddle, poke, presume, thrust
derivations: obtruder (n.), obtrusion (n.)
Word Parts
The word obtrude contains the following part:
ob- Latin prefix that means towards; against; away
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The prefix ob- is a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as object . It has multiple forms, as the 'b' sound in ob- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms oc-, of-, op-, and o-.