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Penetrate vs. Compenetrate

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Penetrateverb

To enter into; to make way into the interior of; to pierce.

‘Light penetrates darkness.’;

Compenetrateverb

(transitive) To penetrate every part of.

Penetrateverb

(figuratively) To achieve understanding of, despite some obstacle; to comprehend; to understand.

‘I could not penetrate Burke's opaque rhetoric.’;

Penetrateverb

To affect profoundly through the senses or feelings; to move deeply.

‘to penetrate one's heart with pity’;

Penetrateverb

To infiltrate an enemy to gather intelligence.

Penetrateverb

To insert the penis into an opening, such as a vagina or anus.

‘a male elephant comes up and penetrates the female’;

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Penetrateverb

(chess) To move a piece past the defending pieces of one's opponent.

Penetrateverb

To enter into; to make way into the interior of; to effect an entrance into; to pierce; as, light penetrates darkness.

Penetrateverb

To affect profoundly through the senses or feelings; to touch with feeling; to make sensible; to move deeply; as, to penetrate one's heart with pity.

‘The translator of Homer should penetrate himself with a sense of the plainness and directness of Homer's style.’;

Penetrateverb

To pierce into by the mind; to arrive at the inner contents or meaning of, as of a mysterious or difficult subject; to comprehend; to understand.

‘Things which here were too subtile for us to penetrate.’;

Penetrateverb

To pass; to make way; to pierce. Also used figuratively.

‘Preparing to penetrate to the north and west.’; ‘Born where Heaven's influence scarce can penetrate.’; ‘The sweet of life that penetrates so near.’;

Penetrateverb

pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance;

‘The bullet penetrated her chest’;

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Penetrateverb

come to understand

Penetrateverb

become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions;

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

Penetrateverb

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

‘The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor’;

Penetrateverb

make one's way deeper into ar through;

‘The hikers did not manage to penetrate the dense forest’;

Penetrateverb

insert the penis into the vagina or anus of;

‘Did the molester penetrate the child?’;

Penetrateverb

spread or diffuse through;

‘An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration’; ‘music penetrated the entire building’;

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