AskDefine | Define pervade

Dictionary Definition

pervade v : spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building" [syn: permeate, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue]

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English

Pronunciation

  • (US)
    • /pɚˈveɪd/
    • /p@`"veId/
    Rhymes: -eɪd

Verb

  1. To be in every part of; to spread through
    Cruel wars pervade history.

Translations

to be in every part of
  • Finnish: levitä
  • German: durchziehen
  • Portuguese: permear
  • Spanish: permear

Italian

Verb

pervade

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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