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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Penetrate  \Pen"e*trate\,  v.  i. 
  To  pass;  to  make  way  to  pierce.  Also  used  figuratively. 
  Preparing  to  penetrate  to  the  north  and  west.  --J.  R. 
  Born  where  Heaven's  influence  scarce  can  penetrate. 
  The  sweet  of  life  that  penetrates  so  near  --Daniel. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Penetrate  \Pen"e*trate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Penetrated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Penetrating}.]  [L.  penetratus  p.  p.  of 
  penetrare  to  penetrate;  akin  to  penitus  inward,  inwardly,  and 
  perh.  to  pens  with  in  the  power  of  penus  store  of  food, 
  innermost  part  of  a  temple.] 
  1.  To  enter  into  to  make  way  into  the  interior  of  to  effect 
  an  entrance  into  to  pierce;  as  light  penetrates 
  2.  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.  --Shak. 
  The  translator  of  Homer  should  penetrate  himself 
  with  a  sense  of  the  plainness  and  directness  of 
  Homer's  style.  --M.  Arnold. 
  3.  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.  --Ray. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  pass  into  or  through  often  by  overcoming  resistance;  "The 
  bullet  penetrated  her  chest" 
  2:  come  to  understand  [syn:  {fathom},  {bottom}] 
  3:  become  clear  suddenly;  "It  dawned  on  him  that  she  had 
  betrayed  him"  [syn:  {click},  {get  through},  {dawn},  {come 
  home},  {get  across},  {sink  in},  {fall  into  place}] 

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