1. [syn: permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pervade \Per*vade"\ (p[~e]r*v[=a]d"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Pervaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Pervading.] [L. pervadere,
pervasum; per + vadere to go, to walk. See Per-, and
1. To pass or flow through, as an aperture, pore, or
interstice; to permeate.
That labyrinth is easily pervaded. --Blackstone.
2. To pass or spread through the whole extent of; to be
A spirit of cabal, intrigue, and proselytism
pervaded all their thoughts, words, and actions.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: 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" [syn: permeate,
pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
44 Moby Thesaurus words for "pervade":
bespread, besprinkle, breathe, brew, charge, color, crawl with,
creep with, decoct, diffuse, dredge, dye, entincture,
extend throughout, fill, flavor, honeycomb, imbrue, imbue,
impregnate, infiltrate, infuse, instill, interpenetrate,
leave no void, leaven, occupy, overrun, overspread, overswarm,
penetrate, percolate, permeate, run through, saturate, season,
steep, suffuse, swarm with, teem with, temper, tincture, tinge,