Definitions for penetrate

Definitions for (verb) penetrate

Main entry: penetrate, dawn, get across, get through, fall into place, sink in, click, come home

Definition: become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions

Usage: It dawned on him that she had betrayed him; she was penetrated with sorrow

Main entry: fathom, penetrate, bottom

Definition: come to understand

Main entry: penetrate, perforate

Definition: pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

Usage: The bullet penetrated her chest

Main entry: diffuse, penetrate, permeate, pervade, interpenetrate, imbue, riddle

Definition: spread or diffuse through

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

Main entry: penetrate

Definition: insert the penis into the vagina or anus of

Usage: Did the molester penetrate the child?

Main entry: penetrate

Definition: make one's way deeper into or through

Usage: The hikers did not manage to penetrate the dense forest

Main entry: penetrate, infiltrate

Definition: enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members

Usage: The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor

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