Definition of penetrate Pronunciation
Verb
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 Pronunciation
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 Pronunciation
v. penetrar, adentrarse, internarse, profundizar; permear; ser penetrante
English - French - penetrate Pronunciation
v. pénétrer; percer; comprendre
English - German - penetrate Pronunciation
v. penetrieren; durchdringen; verstehen
English - Indonesian - penetrate Pronunciation
v. memasuki, meresapi, membobolkan, menembus, menyelusup, menyusup, bulus, membobos, menjebol, menusuk, menyelami, mengetahui, merasuk
English - Italian - penetrate Pronunciation
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 Pronunciation
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 Pronunciation
v. penetrar, introduzir-se; permear-se, permear; compreender, entender
English - Romanian - penetrate Pronunciation
v. pătrunde, străpunge, intra în, răspândi: se răspândi, infiltra, îmbiba
English - Russian - penetrate Pronunciation
г. проникать внутрь, проходить сквозь, входить, пробирать, пронимать, глубоко трогать
English - Turkish - penetrate Pronunciation
f. içine girmek, arasından geçmek, sokulmak, işlemek, içyüzünü anlamak, nüfuz etmek
English - Ukrainian - penetrate Pronunciation
v. проникати, вторгатися, збагнути, просочувати, зрозуміти, нуртувати, проймати, пройняти, пронизати
English - Dutch - penetrate Pronunciation
ww. doortrekken, doordringen, indringen, doorgronden, doorzien, doorstoten, binnendringen
English - Greek - penetrate Pronunciation
ρήμ. διαπερώ, εισχωρώ, διαπερνώ
English - Arabic - penetrate Pronunciation
‏إخترق، نفذ الى، تسلل، تخلل شيئا، تغلغل، أثر في الحواس أو المشاعر، أدرك، فهم، نفذ‏
English - Chinese - penetrate Pronunciation
(动) 穿透, 看穿, 渗透; 刺入, 渗透, 看穿
English - Chinese - penetrate Pronunciation
(動) 穿透, 看穿, 滲透; 刺入, 滲透, 看穿
English - Hindi - penetrate Pronunciation
v. भीतर आना, घुसना, आर-पार करना, समझना, समझ लेना, बेधना
English - Japanese - penetrate Pronunciation
(動) 貫通する; 染み込む; 通る; 浸透する; 透過する
English - Korean - penetrate Pronunciation
동. 통과하다, 관통하다, 꿰뚫다; 스며들다; 이해하다, 파악하다
English - Vietnamese - penetrate Pronunciation
v. thấm vào, thấm qua, hiểu thấu, hiểu rỏ, thấm nhuần, xuyên qua, thấu vào


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Dictionary Extension
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