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Meaning & Definition of Penetrate in English

English

Penetrate

/pɛnətret/

verb

1. Pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

  • "The bullet penetrated her chest"
    synonym:
  • penetrate
  • ,
  • perforate

2. Come to understand

    synonym:
  • penetrate
  • ,
  • fathom
  • ,
  • bottom

3. Become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions

  • "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"
  • "She was penetrated with sorrow"
    synonym:
  • click
  • ,
  • get through
  • ,
  • dawn
  • ,
  • come home
  • ,
  • get across
  • ,
  • sink in
  • ,
  • penetrate
  • ,
  • fall into place

4. Enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members

  • "The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor"
    synonym:
  • infiltrate
  • ,
  • penetrate

5. Make one's way deeper into or through

  • "The hikers did not manage to penetrate the dense forest"
    synonym:
  • penetrate

6. Insert the penis into the vagina or anus of

  • "Did the molester penetrate the child?"
    synonym:
  • penetrate

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • permeate
  • ,
  • pervade
  • ,
  • penetrate
  • ,
  • interpenetrate
  • ,
  • diffuse
  • ,
  • imbue
  • ,
  • riddle

Examples of using

She let me penetrate her.