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1. penetrate

verb. ['ˈpɛnəˌtreɪt'] pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance.

Synonyms

  • storm
  • go in
  • move into
  • force
  • imbue
  • permeate
  • get into
  • poke into
  • dig into
  • ingrain
  • get in
  • grain
  • sink in
  • filter
  • riddle
  • pierce
  • creep in
  • immerse
  • pervade
  • thrust
  • plunge
  • interpenetrate
  • percolate
  • perforate
  • sneak in
  • honeycomb
  • go into
  • cut
  • strike
  • ooze through
  • tunnel
  • enter
  • foray
  • diffuse
  • come in
  • break

Antonyms

  • repulsion
  • attraction
  • centrifugal force
  • adduct

Etymology

  • penetratus (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word penetrate


1. Verb, base form
This will penetrate the wood with a poison that is toxic to the wood wasps.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
As these bacteria grow and multiply, they penetrate weak spots in the egg.

Quotes containing the word penetrate


1. When another blames you or hates you, or people voice similar criticisms, go to their souls, penetrate inside and see what sort of people they are. You will realize that there is no need to be racked with anxiety that they should hold any particular opinion about you.
- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

2. Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle ofsoftness overcoming hardness.
- Lao Tzu

3. The secret of Buddhism is to remove all ideas, all concepts, in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself.
- Hanh Nhat Thich, Buddha Mind, Buddha Body: Walking Toward Enlightenment

2. penetrate

verb. ['ˈpɛnəˌtreɪt'] come to understand.

Synonyms

  • fathom
  • bottom

Antonyms

  • pull
  • attract
  • centripetal force

Etymology

  • penetratus (Latin)

3. penetrate

verb. ['ˈpɛnəˌtreɪt'] become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions.

Synonyms

  • sink in
  • fall into place
  • click
  • dawn
  • get through
  • come home
  • get across

Antonyms

  • file out
  • undock
  • pop out
  • get off

Etymology

  • penetratus (Latin)

4. penetrate

verb. ['ˈpɛnəˌtreɪt'] enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members.

Synonyms

  • fall in
  • join
  • infiltrate

Antonyms

  • rise
  • end
  • deteriorate
  • uncut

Etymology

  • penetratus (Latin)

5. penetrate

verb. ['ˈpɛnəˌtreɪt'] spread or diffuse through.

Synonyms

  • riddle
  • spiritize
  • pervade
  • interpenetrate
  • permeate
  • diffuse
  • perforate
  • spiritise

Antonyms

  • repel
  • abduct
  • refrain
  • decompress

Etymology

  • penetratus (Latin)

6. penetrate

verb. ['ˈpɛnəˌtreɪt'] make one's way deeper into or through.

Synonyms

  • move on
  • go on
  • pass on
  • march on
  • advance

Antonyms

  • leave
  • largeness
  • bigness
  • stand still

Etymology

  • penetratus (Latin)

7. penetrate

verb. ['ˈpɛnəˌtreɪt'] insert the penis into the vagina or anus of.

Synonyms

  • enter
  • infix
  • insert

Antonyms

  • undress
  • slip off
  • fail
  • pull out

Etymology

  • penetratus (Latin)
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