Synonyms for penetrate
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pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
"The bullet penetrated her chest"
penetrate, fathom, bottomverb
come to understand
click, get through, dawn, come home, get across, sink in, penetrate, fall into placeverb
become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions
"It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"; "she was penetrated with sorrow"
pass over, put over, get over, flick, wrap up, come through, percolate, contact, pervade, cut across, infiltrate, bottom, snap, finish up, tick, reach, interpenetrate, permeate, get hold of, finish off, polish off, cut through, mop up, fall into place, cluck, filter, come home, while away, perforate, traverse, dawn, click, diffuse, sink in, clear up, cover, cross, riddle, get across, fathom, chatter, imbue, get through, track, clack
enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members
"The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor"
make one's way deeper into or through
"The hikers did not manage to penetrate the dense forest"
insert the penis into the vagina or anus of
"Did the molester penetrate the child?"
permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddleverb
spread or diffuse through
"An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"
fall into place, circulate, spread, infiltrate, interpenetrate, sink in, soak, bottom, disperse, circularize, propagate, pass around, riddle, spread out, filter, come home, disseminate, perforate, dawn, hue, click, diffuse, broadcast, screen, distribute, percolate, fan out, circularise, get across, fathom, imbue, get through, permeate, pervade
pierce, puncture, make a hole in
a stick into
the addict will sometimes penetrate his arm with a syringe to inject drugs directly into his blood stream.Submitted by rinat on June 1, 2017
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Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly, with mere appearances; but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession.
It is discouraging to try and penetrate a mind like yours. You ought to get it out and dance on it. That would take some of the rigidity out of it.
It will be hard to discover a better [method of education] than that which the experience of so many ages has already discovered, and this may be summed up as consisting in gymnastics for the body, and _music_ for the soul... For this reason is a musical education so essential; since it causes Rhythm and Harmony to penetrate most intimately into the soul, taking the strongest hold upon it, filling it with _beauty_ and making the man _beautiful-minded_.
Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly, with mere appearances but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession.
In our paper, we have shown that a super Carrington-type CME event would have greatly compressed the magnetic field, this would ignite huge electric currents on Earth and let energetic particles penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere and surface.
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- durchdringen, penetrierenGerman
- tunkeutua, työntyäFinnish
- beszivárog, behatolHungarian
- 突き通る, 貫通Japanese
- doordringen, penetrerenDutch
- pătrunde, penetraRomanian
- проникнуть, проникатьRussian
- genomtränga, penetreraSwedish
- xuyên quaVietnamese
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