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pierce(Discern), verb appreciate, apprehend, be accuainted with, be apprized of, be aware of, be conscious of, be informed, behold, cognize, comprehend, descry, detect, discover, distinguish, fathom, glimpse, grasp, have in sight, have knowledge of, know, lay eyes on, make out, make sensible, note, notice, observe, perceive, realize, see, understand, view, witness
pierce(Lance), verb bore, confodere, cut through, drive into, empierce, gore, impale, insert, knife, penetrate, perforare, perforate, plunge in, poniard, prick, puncture, run through, skewer, spear, spike, spit, stab, stick, transfix, transpierce
Associated concepts: pierce the corporate veil
See also: break, enter, impress, inject, lancinate, penetrate, pervade