Percolate in a sentence as a noun

Mull that thought over for a moment, let it percolate.

It needs to percolate into their immediate reports too.

I hope this experience doesn't percolate in the back of my subconscious and end up as an aneurysm.

Programmers will know better, but wisdom from the tech crowd generally doesn't percolate to the C-levels.

It takes time for all of those old desires to percolate up to the surface where you can recognize them now that you're no longer focused on that one thing.

Percolate in a sentence as a verb

Unless there is movement of ideas through collective human consciousness, key insights cannot percolate through to the point where they have the greatest impact.

The critical details need to percolate up to public focus, and if that detail was only mentioned as a side note at the end, then that process is obviously failing.

That is because genuine language innovation generally happens outside of the mainstream and takes decades to percolate.

All business processes have been undergoing change from top-down to bottom-up processes as people realize those companies which allow good ideas to percolate from the bottom win in the marketplace.

> Go back to the leaders of the American civil rights movement and tell them to let things "percolate through society" so they can know "where to draw reasonable lines".Better, read the Letter from a Birmingham Jail, which deals sharply and directly with exactly those sort of suggestions from white people.

Percolate definitions


the product of percolation


permeate or penetrate gradually; "the fertilizer leached into the ground"

See also: leach


spread gradually; "Light percolated into our house in the morning"


prepare in a percolator; "percolate coffee"


cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent


pass through; "Water permeates sand easily"

See also: permeate filter


gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap"

See also: perk