Pervade
Pervade Per*vade", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pervaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pervading}.] [L. pervadere, pervasum; per + vadere to go, to walk. See {Per-}, and {Wade}.] 1. To pass or flow through, as an aperture, pore, or interstice; to permeate. [1913 Webster]

That labyrinth is easily pervaded. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

2. To pass or spread through the whole extent of; to be diffused throughout. [1913 Webster]

A spirit of cabal, intrigue, and proselytism pervaded all their thoughts, words, and actions. --Burke. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pervade — I verb affect entirely, bathe, be rife, diffuse, disseminated, drench, enter, extend through, fill, filter through, flow into, force a passage, go through, imbrue, imbue, implant, impregnate, infiltrate, infuse, inject, instill, interfuse,… …   Law dictionary

  • pervade — 1650s, from L. pervadere spread or go through, from per through + vadere to go (see VAMOOSE (Cf. vamoose)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pervade — *permeate, penetrate, impenetrate, interpenetrate, impregnate, saturate Analogous words: *infuse, imbue, ingrain, leaven: *inform, animate, inspire, fire …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pervade — [v] affect strongly; spread through charge, diffuse, extend, fill, imbue, impregnate, infuse, overspread, penetrate, percolate, permeate, suffuse, transfuse; concepts 172,179 …   New thesaurus

  • pervade — ► VERB ▪ spread or be present throughout; suffuse. DERIVATIVES pervasion noun. ORIGIN Latin pervadere go or come through …   English terms dictionary

  • pervade — [pər vād′] vt. pervaded, pervading [L pervadere < per, through + vadere, to go: see EVADE] 1. Now Rare to pass through; spread or be diffused throughout 2. to be prevalent throughout pervasion [pərvā′zhən] n …   English World dictionary

  • pervade — verb Pervade is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑atmosphere, ↑attitude Pervade is used with these nouns as the object: ↑society, ↑whole …   Collocations dictionary

  • pervade — UK [pə(r)ˈveɪd] / US [pərˈveɪd] verb [transitive] Word forms pervade : present tense I/you/we/they pervade he/she/it pervades present participle pervading past tense pervaded past participle pervaded formal to spread through the whole of… …   English dictionary

  • pervade — transitive verb (pervaded; pervading) Etymology: Latin pervadere to go through, pervade, from per through + vadere to go more at per , wade Date: 1659 to become diffused throughout every part of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pervade — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. fill, permeate, penetrate, imbue, overspread, impregnate, saturate; infiltrate. See presence, mixture. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. saturate, diffuse, permeate, spread through; see penetrate 1 . III… …   English dictionary for students

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