What does infiltrate mean?

Definitions for infiltrate
ɪnˈfɪl treɪt, ˈɪn fɪlˌtreɪtin·fil·trate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infiltrate(verb)

    cause (a liquid) to enter by penetrating the interstices

  2. infiltrate, penetrate(verb)

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

    "The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor"

  3. infiltrate(verb)

    pass into or through by filtering or permeating

    "the substance infiltrated the material"

  4. infiltrate, pass through(verb)

    pass through an enemy line; in a military conflict

GCIDE

  1. Infiltrate(v. i.)

    To enter secretly (into an organization, territory, etc.) for hostile purposes, such as spying or sabotage; as, the FBI infiltrated into the U. S. communist party's upper echelons; also used transitively; as, to infiltrate the opponent's organization; to infiltrate one's agents into a hostile country.

    Etymology: [Pref. in- + filtrate: cf. F, s'infiltrer. Cf. Infilter.]

Wiktionary

  1. infiltrate(Verb)

    To surreptitiously penetrate, enter or gain access.

  2. infiltrate(Verb)

    To cause a fluid to pass through a substance by filtration.

  3. infiltrate(Verb)

    To send soldiers through gaps in the enemy line.

  4. infiltrate(Verb)

    To move from a vein, remaining in the body.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infiltrate(verb)

    to enter by penetrating the pores or interstices of a substance; to filter into or through something

    Etymology: [Pref. in- + filtrate: cf. F, s'infiltrer. Cf. Infilter.]

  2. Infiltrate(verb)

    to penetrate gradually; -- sometimes used reflexively

    Etymology: [Pref. in- + filtrate: cf. F, s'infiltrer. Cf. Infilter.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Infiltrate

    in-fil′trāt, v.t. to enter a substance by filtration, or through its pores.—v.t. Infil′ter, to filter or sift in.—n. Infiltrā′tion, the process of infiltrating, or the substance infiltrated.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infiltrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infiltrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of infiltrate in a Sentence

  1. Ben Carson:

    The jihadists want to infiltrate our nation. We have to exercise something that even resembles common sense, that would be foolishness to take in people from a region where we don't have any way in making a determination if this person is radicalized already or potentially radicalized.

  2. Hassan Fedaam:

    We understand that there are members of Daesh trying to infiltrate the province via these displaced people.

  3. Speaker Paul Ryan:

    This is a moment where it is better to be safe than sorry. So we think the prudent, the responsible thing is to take a pause in this particular aspect of this refugee program in order to verify that terrorists are not trying to infiltrate the refugee population.

  4. Yevgeny Petrenko:

    I was supposed to infiltrate the special services of the caliphate and the leadership of the caliphate, one of my orders was to gain access to Omar al-Shishani or to his circle. But during this I was discovered and arrested by the security services of the caliphate.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    The prudent, the responsible thing is to take a pause in this particular aspect of this refugee program in order to verify that terrorists are not trying to infiltrate the refugee population.

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