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Synonyms for pierce
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pierce, Franklin Pierce, President Pierce(verb)

    14th President of the United States (1804-1869)

  2. pierce(verb)

    cut or make a way through

    "the knife cut through the flesh"; "The path pierced the jungle"; "Light pierced through the forest"

    Synonyms:
    thrust

  3. pierce(verb)

    move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply

    "The cold pierced her bones"; "Her words pierced the students"

    Synonyms:
    thrust

  4. pierce(verb)

    sound sharply or shrilly

    "The scream pierced the night"

    Synonyms:
    thrust

  5. pierce, thrust(verb)

    penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

    Synonyms:
    thrust, squeeze, hurl, lunge, throw, stuff, push up, shove, hurtle, force

  6. pierce(verb)

    make a hole into

    "The needle pierced her flesh"

    Synonyms:
    thrust

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pierce

    Synonyms:
    perforate, bore, drill, penetrate, excite, affect, rouse, touch, move, enter, stab, transfix

    Antonyms:
    deaden, quiet, blunt, scott, allay, lull, compose

Editors Contribution

  1. penetrate

    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  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pierce(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    transfix, penetrate, perforate, drill, bore, enter, force a way into

  2. pierce(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    affect, move, touch, strike, thrill

  3. pierce(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    penetrate, enter, thrill, force a way

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pierce(v)

    Synonyms:
    transfix, stab, impale, gore, penetrate, bore, perforate, drill

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pearce, drilling, pires, perforation

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How to use pierce in a sentence?

  1. George Santayana:

    Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.

  2. David Urban:

    The attorney-client privilege is sacrosanct here. There is the crime fraud exception -- the only time you get to pierce that attorney-client privilege is if there is a crime committed, this is a pretty high bar stuff and we will have to see, but it is an extraordinary step to be taken, for sure.

  3. Bob Dylan:

    If the point is sharp, and the arrow is swift, it can pierce through the dust no matter how thick.

  4. Lao Tse, In a discussion with Confucious about the true nature of humanity.:

    Give up your relentless moralizing, the continual pinpricks which pierce the skin of your fellows. The distinction between good and evil is the sickness of the mind. Give up your morals, and the people will regain a love of their fellows.

  5. Karl Brauer:

    There are fans out there who'll buy anything with a Tesla badge on it, but this will unlikely pierce the meat of the truck market, tesla is putting up too many barriers for people nervous about stepping out of their comfort zone.


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