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Definition 1: come to understand - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for penetrate in the sense of this definition

(penetrate is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

Definition 2: become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions - [verb of cognition]

Samples where penetrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It dawned on him that she had betrayed him
  • she was penetrated with sorrow

Synonyms for penetrate in the sense of this definition

(penetrate causes ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

Definition 3: pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance - [verb of contact]

Samples where penetrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bullet penetrated her chest

Synonyms for penetrate in the sense of this definition

(penetrate is a kind of ...) to come or go into

"the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"

(... is a kind of penetrate ) penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

(... is a kind of penetrate ) cut or make a way through

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

(... is a kind of penetrate ) force a way through

(... is a kind of penetrate ) pass through

"Water permeates sand easily"

(... is a kind of penetrate ) thoroughly work in

"His hands were grained with dirt"

(... is a kind of penetrate ) thrust or throw into

"Immerse yourself in hot water"

(... is a kind of penetrate ) take by force

"Storm the fort"

(... is a kind of penetrate ) run slowly and gradually

"Blood oozed through the bandage"

(... is a kind of penetrate ) make a hole into

"The needle pierced her flesh"

(... is a kind of penetrate ) penetrate thoroughly and into every part

"the revolutionaries honeycombed the organization"

(... is a kind of penetrate ) penetrate injuriously

"The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"

(... is a kind of penetrate ) penetrate mutually or be interlocked

"The territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot"

(... is a kind of penetrate ) pierce with force

"The bullet struck her thigh" "The icy wind struck through our coats"

(... is a kind of penetrate ) pierce or penetrate

"The blade broke her skin"

(... is a kind of penetrate ) briefly enter enemy territory

(... is a kind of penetrate ) enter briefly

"We poked into the bar"

(... is a kind of penetrate ) enter surreptitiously

"He sneaked in under cover of darkness" "In this essay, the author's personal feelings creep in"

(... is a kind of penetrate ) 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"

(... is a kind of penetrate ) examine physically with or as if with a probe

"probe an anthill"

Definition 4: insert the penis into the vagina or anus of - [verb of contact]

Samples where penetrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Did the molester penetrate the child?

(penetrate is a kind of ...) put or introduce into something

"insert a picture into the text"

Definition 5: spread or diffuse through - [verb of contact]

Samples where penetrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
  • music penetrated the entire building
  • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

Synonyms for penetrate in the sense of this definition

(penetrate is a kind of ...) pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

"The bullet penetrated her chest"

(... is a kind of penetrate ) imbue with a spirit

Definition 6: make one's way deeper into or through - [verb of motion]

Samples where penetrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The hikers did not manage to penetrate the dense forest

(penetrate is a kind of ...) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

"Time marches on"

Samples where penetrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor

Synonyms for penetrate in the sense of this definition

(penetrate is a kind of ...) become part of; become a member of a group or organization

"He joined the Communist Party as a young man"

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