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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 for "pierce":

    pearce, drilling, pires, perforation

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How to use pierce in a sentence?

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's possible that you may be the only person left in this whole world who believes in you. Still it's more than enough, in my view, because it takes just one dazzling bright star to pierce the universe of darkness. Continue to believe in yourself and never give up.

  2. Sandria Godwin:

    If there’s bacteria on the surface of a cut of meat, the small tines that pierce the meat could push the bacteria inside, or create more avenues for bacteria to transfer to the inside of the meat.

  3. Christine Pride:

    Bana's experiences and message transcend the headlines and pierce through the political noise and debates to remind us of the human cost of war and displacement.

  4. Michael Burton:

    It’s a missing part of the jigsaw puzzle, which is the structure of our local universe, they have managed to pierce through it and complete the picture of what our part of the universe looks like.

  5. R Chamberlain:

    Harsh reproof is like a violent storm, soon washed down the channel; but friendly admonitions, like a small shower, pierce deep, and bring forth better reformation.


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