Search Result for "pervade":
1. spread or diffuse through;
- Example: "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"
- Example: "music penetrated the entire building"
- Example: "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"
[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 Wade.] 1. To pass or flow through, as an aperture, pore, or interstice; to permeate. [1913 Webster] That labyrinth is easily pervaded. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 2. To pass or spread through the whole extent of; to be diffused throughout. [1913 Webster] A spirit of cabal, intrigue, and proselytism pervaded all their thoughts, words, and actions. --Burke. [1913 Webster]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, transfuse