Cover vs Suffuse - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between cover and suffuse

is that cover is to place something over or upon, as to conceal or protect while suffuse is to spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to perfuse.

As a noun cover

is a lid.

As an adjective cover

is of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.

cover

English

(wikipedia cover)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A lid.
  • A hiding from view.
  • A front and back of a book or magazine.
  • A top sheet of a bed.
  • A cover charge.
  • A setting at a restaurant table or formal .
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  • , title=(The Celebrity) , chapter=1 citation , passage=When I gave a dinner there was generally a cover laid for him. I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me.}}
  • (music) A rerecording of a previously recorded song; a cover version; a cover song.
  • (cricket) A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30° forward of square; a fielder in this position.
  • (topology) A set (more often known as a family ) of sets, whose union contains the given set.
  • (philately) An envelope complete with stamps and postmarks etc.
  • (military) A solid object, including terrain, that provides protection from enemy fire.
  • (legal) In commercial law, a buyer’s purchase on the open market of goods similar or identical to the goods contracted for after a seller has breached a contract of sale by failure to deliver the goods contracted for.
  • (insurance) An insurance contract; coverage by an insurance contract.
  • (espionage) A persona maintained by a spy or undercover operative, cover story
  • The portion of a slate, tile, or shingle that is hidden by the overlap of the course above.
  • (Knight)
  • In a steam engine, the lap of a slide valve.
  • Derived terms

    * cover board * cover charge * cover letter * cover story * cover version * take cover * tonneau cover

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.
  • (music) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To place something over or upon, as to conceal or protect.
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  • To be over or upon, as to conceal or protect.
  • :
  • *
  • *:A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire.
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  • To be upon all of, so as to completely conceal.
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  • To set upon all of, so as to completely conceal.
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  • To invest (oneself with something); to bring upon (oneself).
  • :
  • *(John Brougham) (1814-1880)
  • *:the powers that covered themselves with everlasting infamy by the partition of Poland
  • (label) To discuss thoroughly; to provide coverage of.
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  • To deal with.
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  • *:Richard Morgan covers science for The Economist'', ''The New York Times'', ''Scientific American'', and ''Wired .
  • To be enough money for.
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  • (label) To act as a replacement.
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  • (label) To have as an assignment or responsibility.
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  • (label) To make a cover version of (a song that was originally recorded by another artist).
  • To protect using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing; or'' to protect using continuous, heaving fire at or in the direction of the enemy so as to force the enemy to remain in cover; ''or to threaten using an aimed firearm.
  • To provide insurance coverage for.
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  • To copulate with (said of certain male animals such as dogs and horses).
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  • To protect or control (a piece or square).
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  • Derived terms

    * coverage * cover up * cover one's bases * coverer * discover * duck and cover * recover * uncover

    Descendants

    * German: (l)

    suffuse

    English

    Verb

    (suffus)
  • To spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to perfuse.
  • The entire room was suffused with a golden light.
  • (figuratively) To spread through or over in the manner of a liquid.
  • The warmth suffused his cold fingers.

    Usage notes

    The verb is often used in the passive voice.

    Synonyms

    * diffuse

    Derived terms

    * suffusion * suffusive ----