Definitions and translations for "penetrate"

Definition of penetrate

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1. To enter into; to make way into the interior of; to pierce.
Light penetrates darkness.
2. To achieve understanding of, despite some obstacle; to comprehend; to understand.
I could not penetrate Burke's opaque rhetoric.
3. To affect profoundly through the senses or feelings; to move deeply.
To penetrate one's heart with pity
4. To infiltrate an enemy to gather intelligence.
5. To insert the penis into an opening, such as a vagina or anus. rfex
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English - English - penetrate

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v. pass into, enter, pierce; permeate; understand, comprehend
v. penetrate, penetrate into, permeate, pierce, pierce into; enter; soak, soak in, seep into, sink in, sink; steal into
v. penetrate, permeate; perforate; emerge; infiltrate; lodge; fathom

English - Spanish - penetrate

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v. penetrar, adentrarse, internarse, profundizar; permear; ser penetrante

English - French - penetrate

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v. pénétrer; percer; comprendre

English - German - penetrate

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v. penetrieren; durchdringen; verstehen

English - Indonesian - penetrate

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v. memasuki, meresapi, membobolkan, menembus, menyelusup, menyusup, bulus, membobos, menjebol, menusuk, menyelami, mengetahui, merasuk

English - Italian - penetrate

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v. penetrare in; entrare in, addentrarsi in; pervadere, permeare, compenetrare, spargersi in; riuscire a comprendere; approfondire; (Comm) ottenere la penetrazione economica in

English - Polish - penetrate

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v. przenikać, przejść, przebić, wgryzać się, wnikać, zatopić się, wdzierać się, zgłębiać, zagłębiać się, zanurzać się, przedostać się, natchnąć kogoś, penetrować, spenetrować, przesączać, przedrzeć, przebijać, wgryźć się, wniknąć, wedrzeć się, przesączyć, przedzierać

English - Portuguese - penetrate

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v. penetrar, introduzir-se; permear-se, permear; compreender, entender

English - Romanian - penetrate

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v. pătrunde, străpunge, intra în, răspândi: se răspândi, infiltra, îmbiba

English - Russian - penetrate

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г. проникать внутрь, проходить сквозь, входить, пробирать, пронимать, глубоко трогать

English - Turkish - penetrate

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f. içine girmek, arasından geçmek, sokulmak, işlemek, içyüzünü anlamak, nüfuz etmek

English - Ukrainian - penetrate

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v. проникати, вторгатися, збагнути, просочувати, зрозуміти, нуртувати, проймати, пройняти, пронизати

English - Dutch - penetrate

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ww. doortrekken, doordringen, indringen, doorgronden, doorzien, doorstoten, binnendringen

English - Greek - penetrate

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ρήμ. διαπερώ, εισχωρώ, διαπερνώ

English - Arabic - penetrate

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‏إخترق، نفذ الى، تسلل، تخلل شيئا، تغلغل، أثر في الحواس أو المشاعر، أدرك، فهم، نفذ‏

English - Chinese - penetrate

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(动) 穿透, 看穿, 渗透; 刺入, 渗透, 看穿

English - Chinese - penetrate

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(動) 穿透, 看穿, 滲透; 刺入, 滲透, 看穿

English - Hindi - penetrate

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v. भीतर आना, घुसना, आर-पार करना, समझना, समझ लेना, बेधना

English - Japanese - penetrate

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(動) 貫通する; 染み込む; 通る; 浸透する; 透過する

English - Korean - penetrate

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동. 통과하다, 관통하다, 꿰뚫다; 스며들다; 이해하다, 파악하다

English - Vietnamese - penetrate

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v. thấm vào, thấm qua, hiểu thấu, hiểu rỏ, thấm nhuần, xuyên qua, thấu vào
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Synonyms for penetrate
1. pierce: bore, stab, enter, pervade, permeate, perforate, probe
2. touch
3. understand: comprehend, grasp, discern, fathom
Verb forms for penetrate
Present participle: penetrating
Present: penetrate (3.person: penetrates)
Past: penetrated
Future: will penetrate
Present conditional: would penetrate
Present Perfect: have penetrated (3.person: has penetrated)
Past Perfect: had penetrated
Future Perfect: will have penetrated
Past conditional: would have penetrated