Pervade meaning

pər-vād'
To pass through; spread or be diffused throughout.
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Pervade is defined as to be completely filled with something.

An example of pervade is music filling a room where a symphony is playing.

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To be present throughout; permeate.

The sweet scent of gardenias pervaded the house. A sense of fear and mistrust pervades the novel.

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To be prevalent throughout.
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To be in every part of; to spread through.

Cruel wars pervade history.

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Origin of pervade

  • Latin pervādere per- through per– vādere to go
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition