Textual thesaurus for "penetrate"

(verb) dawn, get across, get through, fall into place, sink in, click, come home

become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions

It dawned on him that she had betrayed him; she was penetrated with sorrow

(verb) fathom, bottom

come to understand

(verb) perforate

pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

The bullet penetrated her chest

(verb) diffuse, permeate, pervade, interpenetrate, imbue, riddle

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

(verb) infiltrate

enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members

The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor