pervade

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pervade

diffuse; fill; spread throughout all parts of: Suspicion pervades the whole department.
Not to be confused with:
purvey – furnish; provide; supply: The caterer will purvey the tables and chairs in addition to the food.
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per·vade

 (pər-vād′)
tr.v. per·vad·ed, per·vad·ing, per·vades
To be present throughout; permeate: The sweet scent of gardenias pervaded the house. A sense of fear and mistrust pervades the novel. See Synonyms at imbue.

[Latin pervādere : per-, through; see per- + vādere, to go.]

per·vad′er n.
per·va′sion (-vā′zhən) n.
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pervade

(pɜːˈveɪd)
vb
(tr) to spread through or throughout, esp subtly or gradually; permeate
[C17: from Latin pervādere, from per- through + vādere to go]
perˈvader n
pervasion n
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per•vade

(pərˈveɪd)

v.t. -vad•ed, -vad•ing.
to become spread throughout all parts of: Spring pervaded the air.
[1645–55; < Latin pervādere to pass through =per- per- + vādere to go, walk]
per•vad′er, n.
per•va′sion (-ˈveɪ ʒən) n.
per•va′sive (-sɪv) adj.
per•va′sive•ly, adv.
per•va′sive•ness, n.
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pervade


Past participle: pervaded
Gerund: pervading

Imperative
pervade
pervade
Present
I pervade
you pervade
he/she/it pervades
we pervade
you pervade
they pervade
Preterite
I pervaded
you pervaded
he/she/it pervaded
we pervaded
you pervaded
they pervaded
Present Continuous
I am pervading
you are pervading
he/she/it is pervading
we are pervading
you are pervading
they are pervading
Present Perfect
I have pervaded
you have pervaded
he/she/it has pervaded
we have pervaded
you have pervaded
they have pervaded
Past Continuous
I was pervading
you were pervading
he/she/it was pervading
we were pervading
you were pervading
they were pervading
Past Perfect
I had pervaded
you had pervaded
he/she/it had pervaded
we had pervaded
you had pervaded
they had pervaded
Future
I will pervade
you will pervade
he/she/it will pervade
we will pervade
you will pervade
they will pervade
Future Perfect
I will have pervaded
you will have pervaded
he/she/it will have pervaded
we will have pervaded
you will have pervaded
they will have pervaded
Future Continuous
I will be pervading
you will be pervading
he/she/it will be pervading
we will be pervading
you will be pervading
they will be pervading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pervading
you have been pervading
he/she/it has been pervading
we have been pervading
you have been pervading
they have been pervading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pervading
you will have been pervading
he/she/it will have been pervading
we will have been pervading
you will have been pervading
they will have been pervading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pervading
you had been pervading
he/she/it had been pervading
we had been pervading
you had been pervading
they had been pervading
Conditional
I would pervade
you would pervade
he/she/it would pervade
we would pervade
you would pervade
they would pervade
Past Conditional
I would have pervaded
you would have pervaded
he/she/it would have pervaded
we would have pervaded
you would have pervaded
they would have pervaded
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pervade - spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"
penetrate, perforate - pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest"
spiritise, spiritize - imbue with a spirit
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pervade

verb spread through, fill, affect, penetrate, infuse, permeate, imbue, suffuse, percolate, extend through, diffuse through, overspread the corruption that pervades every stratum of society
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pervade

verb
To cause to be filled, as with a particular mood or tone:
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Translations
levitä

pervade

[pɜːˈveɪd] VT [smell] → extenderse por; [light] → difundirse por; [feeling, atmosphere] → impregnar; [influence, ideas] → extenderse por
the smell of burnt food pervaded the whole houseel olor a comida quemada se extendió por toda la casa
this prejudice pervades our societyeste prejuicio está extendido en nuestra sociedad
see also all-pervading
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pervade

[pərˈveɪd] vt [feeling, smell, atmosphere] → se répandre dans
A festival atmosphere pervades the whole town → Une atmosphère de festival se répand dans toute la ville.
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pervade

vterfüllen; (smell also) → durchziehen; (light) → durchfluten; his writing is pervaded with dialect expressionsseine Bücher sind voller Dialektausdrücke; the universities are pervaded with subversive elementsdie Universitäten sind mit subversiven Elementen durchsetzt
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pervade

[pɜːˈveɪd] vt (subj, smell, feeling, atmosphere) → pervadere; (influence, ideas) → insinuarsi in, diffondersi in
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References in classic literature ?
In the thick of this meditation Archer suddenly felt himself looking at her with the startled gaze of a stranger, and plunged into a reminiscence of the wedding-breakfast and of Granny Mingott's immense and triumphant pervasion of it.
There is little discourse on Africa for Africa's sake, and the west has used Africa as a pretext for its own subjectivities, fantasies and pervasions".
The ocean of Genius is the heaviest self-necessity of greatly spontaneous assaults and pervasions on any shore without sparing both any large accidental object and a single grain of sand: it evokes creation and destruction entirely in its own being in this world.