pervade Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb spread or diffuse through
riddle; permeate; interpenetrate; penetrate; diffuse; imbue.
- An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
- music penetrated the entire building
- His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks
Per*vade" transitive verb
To pass or flow through, as an aperture, pore, or interstice; to permeate.
That labyrinth is easily pervaded. Blackstone.
To pass or spread through the whole extent of; to be diffused throughout.
A spirit of cabal, intrigue, and proselytism pervaded all their thoughts, words, and actions. Burke.
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