Penetrate vs Integrate - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between penetrate and integrate

is that penetrate is to enter into; to make way into the interior of; to pierce while integrate is to form into one whole; to make entire; to complete; to renew; to restore; to perfect.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

penetrate

English

(Penetration)

Verb

(penetrat)
  • To enter into; to make way into the interior of; to pierce.
  • Light penetrates darkness.
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  • , author=Th Du Moncel, page=166, publisher=Harper , passage=He takes the prepared charcoal used by artists, brings it to a white heat, and suddenly plunges it in a bath of mercury, of which the globules instantly penetrate the pores of charcoal, and may be said to metallize it.}}
  • (figuratively) To achieve understanding of, despite some obstacle; to comprehend; to understand.
  • I could not penetrate Burke's opaque rhetoric.
  • * Ray
  • things which here were too subtile for us to penetrate
  • To affect profoundly through the senses or feelings; to move deeply.
  • to penetrate one's heart with pity
  • * M. Arnold
  • The translator of Homer should penetrate himself with a sense of the plainness and directness of Homer's style.
    (Shakespeare)
  • To infiltrate an enemy to gather intelligence.
  • To insert the penis into an opening, such as a vagina or anus. (rfex)
  • Derived terms

    * penetration * penetrable

    integrate

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Verb

  • To form into one whole; to make entire; to complete; to renew; to restore; to perfect.
  • To indicate the whole of; to give the sum or total of; as, an integrating anemometer, one that indicates or registers the entire action of the wind in a given time.
  • (mathematics) To subject to the operation of integration; to find the integral of.
  • To desegregate, as a school or neighborhood.
  • Anagrams

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