to become spread throughout all parts of: Spring pervaded the air.
- per·vad·er, noun
- per·vad·ing·ly, adverb
- per·vad·ing·ness, noun
- per·va·sion [per-vey-zhuhn], /pərˈveɪ ʒən/, noun
- per·va·sive [per-vey-siv], /pərˈveɪ sɪv/, adjective
- in·ter·per·vade, verb (used with object), in·ter·per·vad·ed, in·ter·per·vad·ing.
- un·per·vad·ed, adjective
- un·per·vad·ing, adjective
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How to use pervade in a sentence
Such incidents have pervaded our daily lives and have a pronounced impact in our workplaces.How businesses can create lasting change to advance racial equity for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders | Russell Jeung | May 27, 2021 | Quartz
It is no surprise therefore that a greater sense of urgency, even alarm, pervades the centerpiece of the volume, “The Diversity of Life.”Timeless meditations on Earth’s fragility, and the damage humans do | Balaji Ravichandran | May 14, 2021 | Washington Post
The optimism has pervaded even the industries that have been hardest hit by the pandemic.From Sirens to Songbirds: COVID's Second Spring Brings Hope | Charlotte Alter | April 7, 2021 | Time
By becoming an ecologist, I did not escape the kind of Individualism that pervaded Rand’s thinking.
Media companies’ diversity shortcomings pervade their organizations, but lack of diversity among their executive and management ranks is particularly problematic.Media Briefing: Media companies’ diversity reports show compounding leadership gap problem | Tim Peterson | March 4, 2021 | Digiday
British Dictionary definitions for pervade
(tr) to spread through or throughout, esp subtly or gradually; permeate
- pervader, noun
- pervasion (pɜːˈveɪʒən), noun
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