Synonyms for penetrate

Synonyms for (verb) penetrate

Synonyms: fathom, penetrate, bottom

Definition: come to understand

Similar words: understand

Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means


Synonyms: penetrate, perforate

Definition: pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

Usage: The bullet penetrated her chest

Similar words: move into, get in, get into, go in, go into, enter, come in

Definition: to come or go into

Usage: the boat entered an area of shallow marshes


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: penetrate, perforate

Definition: pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

Usage: The bullet penetrated her chest


Synonyms: penetrate

Definition: insert the penis into the vagina or anus of

Usage: Did the molester penetrate the child?

Similar words: enter, infix, insert, introduce

Definition: put or introduce into something

Usage: insert a picture into the text


Synonyms: penetrate

Definition: make one's way deeper into or through

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

Similar words: go on, advance, march on, progress, move on, pass on

Definition: move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

Usage: Time marches on


Synonyms: penetrate, infiltrate

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

Usage: The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor

Similar words: fall in, get together, join

Definition: become part of; become a member of a group or organization

Usage: He joined the Communist Party as a young man