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1. pierce

verb. ['ˈpɪrs'] cut or make a way through.

Synonyms

  • pick
  • penetrate
  • perforate

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • exit
  • recede
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • percier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Pierce

  • peirce
  • pearce
  • fierce
  • bierce

How do you pronounce pierce?

Pronounce pierce as pɪrs.

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Sentences with pierce


1. Verb, base form
Leave each stem long enough to pierce the foam 2 to 3 inches deep for adequate anchorage.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If you do not have a meat thermometer, pierce the breast of the chicken with a knife.

Quotes about pierce


1. Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
- Saint Augustine

2. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope...I have loved none but you.
- Jane Austen, Persuasion

3. There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.
- Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

2. pierce

verb. ['ˈpɪrs'] move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • affect
  • move

Antonyms

  • uncut
  • bore
  • deposit
  • ride

Etymology

  • percier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. pierce

verb. ['ˈpɪrs'] sound sharply or shrilly.

Antonyms

  • inflate

Etymology

  • percier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. Pierce

noun. 14th President of the United States (1804-1869).

Synonyms

  • President Pierce

5. pierce

verb. ['ˈpɪrs'] make a hole into.

Synonyms

  • riddle
  • cut
  • bite
  • sting
  • poke
  • puncture
  • penetrate
  • punch
  • perforate
  • prick
  • prickle

Antonyms

  • destabilize
  • destabilise
  • detach
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • percier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. pierce

verb. ['ˈpɪrs'] penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument.

Synonyms

  • spike
  • gore
  • stick
  • thrust
  • center punch
  • impale
  • penetrate
  • tusk
  • lance
  • horn
  • perforate
  • empale
  • transfix

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • dislodge
  • travel
  • move

Etymology

  • percier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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