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Synonyms for pierce
pɪərs

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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pearce, drilling, pires, perforation

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