Definition of Pervade

1. Verb. Spread or diffuse through. "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"




Definition of Pervade

1. v. t. To pass or flow through, as an aperture, pore, or interstice; to permeate.

Definition of Pervade

1. Verb. To be in every part of; to spread through ¹

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Definition of Pervade

1. to spread through every part of [v -VADED, -VADING, -VADES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pervade

perukes
perula
perulae
perusable
perusal
perusals
peruse
perused
peruser
perusers
peruses
perusing
peruvian
peruviol
pervade (current term)
pervaded
pervader
pervaders
pervades
pervading
pervadingly
pervaporate
pervaporated
pervaporates
pervaporating
pervaporation
pervasion
pervasions
pervasive

Literary usage of Pervade

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1. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Thomas Birch (1820)
"... that God doth pervade all the mat- i »per. ... the world, or inwardly insinuating do pervade it all? yet himself ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"Such sentiments seldom pervade the walls of a palace ; yet the emperor was confounded by the honest reply of a Roman, whose approbation he had not disdained ..."

3. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States by United States Dept. of State, Francis Wharton, John Bassett Moore (1889)
"... to pervade almost every department of their government, and the whole machine is much obstructed when set in motion in a direction repugnant to his ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1861)
"... rose and asked to look at my right hand, as though I had not the power to refuse. I extended it. The truth is, I felt a strange thrill pervade me at his ..."

5. Elements of Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"... Arguments hence derived as to the nature of plutonic action — Time may enable this action to pervade denser masses — From what kinds of sedimentary rock ..."

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