Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb infiltrate

4 senses of infiltrate

Sense 1
infiltrate -- (cause (a liquid) to enter by penetrating the interstices)
       => percolate, sink in, permeate, filter -- (pass through; "Water permeates sand easily")

Sense 2
infiltrate, penetrate -- (enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members; "The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor")
       => join, fall in, get together -- (become part of; become a member of a group or organization; "He joined the Communist Party as a young man")

Sense 3
infiltrate -- (pass into or through by filtering or permeating; "the substance infiltrated the material")
       => percolate, sink in, permeate, filter -- (pass through; "Water permeates sand easily")

Sense 4
infiltrate, pass through -- (pass through an enemy line; in a military conflict)
       => pass, go through, go across -- (go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind")

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