- To be in every part of; to spread through
- Cruel wars pervade history.
1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 2/5, The Younger Set:
- “I ought to arise and go forth with timbrel and with dances ; but, do you know, I am not inclined to revels ? […] not that I don't adore dinners and gossip and dances ; not that I do not love to pervade bright and glittering places. Oh, no. Only—I——”
to be in every part of
- third-person singular present indicative of pervadere