[ per-veyd ]
/ pərˈveɪd /
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verb (used with object), per·vad·ed, per·vad·ing.
to become spread throughout all parts of: Spring pervaded the air.
OTHER WORDS FOR pervade
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Origin of pervade
1645–55; <Latin pervādere to pass through, equivalent to per-per- + vādere to go, walk
OTHER WORDS FROM pervade
per·vad·er, nounper·vad·ing·ly, adverbper·vad·ing·ness, nounper·va·sion [per-vey-zhuhn], /pərˈveɪ ʒən/, noun
per·va·sive [per-vey-siv], /pərˈveɪ sɪv/, adjectivein·ter·per·vade, verb (used with object), in·ter·per·vad·ed, in·ter·per·vad·ing.un·per·vad·ed, adjectiveun·per·vad·ing, adjective
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How to use pervade in a sentence
Despite terms of service to the contrary, Facebook permits harmful content to pervade its sites.Facebook's "Oversight Board" Is a Sham. The Answer to the Capitol Riot Is Regulating Social Media|Maria Ressa|January 28, 2021|Time
I was struck in your book about the observation that work has pervaded our personal lives too.Why You Don't Feel as Fulfilled From Your Job as You Think You Should|Eliana Dockterman|January 25, 2021|Time
It’s easy to see the appeal of craggy summits, photogenic waterfalls, and the kinds of landscapes that pervade Instagram.The Case for Hiking Ugly Trails|Krista Karlson|November 21, 2020|Outside Online
Our elected officials must swiftly and boldly confront the injustice that pervades policing in San Diego County and enact policies that reduce the role and scope of law enforcement in our communities and in our lives.It’s Not Enough to Say Police Won’t Choke Us|Andrea St. Julian and Chelsey Birgisdóttir|September 30, 2020|Voice of San Diego
British Dictionary definitions for pervade
/ (pɜːˈveɪd) /
(tr) to spread through or throughout, esp subtly or gradually; permeate
Derived forms of pervadepervader, nounpervasion (pɜːˈveɪʒən), noun
Word Origin for pervade
C17: from Latin pervādere, from per- through + vādere to go
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