Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To enter into the interior of.

Part of speech: verb

To see into; discern; detect.

Part of speech: verb

To pass into or enter something.

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Usage examples "penetrate":

  1. In my efforts to discover new rights for man, I thought that with the aid of modern thought I could penetrate further into the questions to which those old- world systems of philosophy had furnished solutions. - "The Country Doctor", Honore de Balzac.
  2. There was evidently some mystery about this animal difficult to penetrate. - "The Infernal Marriage", Benjamin Disraeli.
  3. " No; but I've had a pretty fair experience among the southern ice, trying to penetrate the pack there," said Captain Marsham. - "Steve Young", George Manville Fenn.