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Related / Similar Words: click, get through, dawn, come home, get across, sink in, fall into place, fathom, bottom, perforate, permeate, pervade, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, infiltrate

 

Definition:
  • become clear or enter one''s consciousness or emotions; "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"; "she was penetrated with sorrow";
  • come to understand;
  • pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest";
  • spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building";
  • make one''s way deeper into ar through; "The hikers did not manage to penetrate the dense forest";
  • enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members; "The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor";

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    Hyponyms: probe, dig into, poke into, cut, interpenetrate, permeate, strike, break, foray, sneak in, creep in, pervade, diffuse, imbue, honeycomb, pierce, thrust, tunnel, percolate, sink in, filter, ingrain, grain, immerse, plunge, storm, force, ooze through, spiritize, spiritise

     

    Derivational Morphology: insight, perforation, penetrator, dispersion, dispersal, dissemination, diffusion, diffuser, diffusor, interpenetration, permeation, pervasion, suffusion, infiltration, infiltrator

     

    Anagrams: Terrapene, Peter Pan, perennate, repentant

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 深入   Dutch: doordringen  
    Finnish: tunkeutua   French: pénétrer  
    German: durchdringen   Hungarian: beszivárog  
    Italian: penetrare   Japanese: 貫通  
    Korean: 침투하다   Portuguese: penetrar  
    Russian: проникать   Spanish: penetrar  
    Swedish: genomtränga  
     
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