What does the word penetrate mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Honore de Balzac
  2. There was evidently some mystery about this animal difficult to penetrate. – The Infernal Marriage by 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 by George Manville Fenn