What is the difference between Preface and Suffuse?

The difference between preface and suffuse

is that "preface" is the beginning or introductory portion that comes before the main text of a document or book and "suffuse" is to spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to bathe.

preface

suffuse

Noun

  • The beginning or introductory portion that comes before the main text of a document or book.
  • An introduction, or series of preliminary remarks.
  • (Roman Catholicism) The prelude or introduction to the canon of the Mass.
  • A title or epithet.

Exemple

  • Synonyms: forespeech, foretalk, foreword, introduction, proem, prologue; foreword
  • The book included a brief preface by a leading expert in the field.
  • This superficial tale / Is but a preface of her worthy praise.
  • Heav’ns high behest no preface needs.
  • And now, without any further preface, we proceed to our next chapter.
  • Synonym: prelude
  • […] a black-tie dinner to celebrate on the eve of the ceremony which would remove the preface “Sir” from his name and replace it with the preface “Lord,” thought by some to be one of the most potent words in the English language.

Verb

  • (transitive) To introduce or make a comment before (the main point).
  • (transitive) To give a preface to.

Exemple

  • Let me preface this by saying that I don’t know him that well.
  • to preface a book

Verb

  • (transitive) To spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to bathe.
  • (transitive, figurative) To spread through or over in the manner of a liquid.
  • (transitive) To pour underneath.

Synonyms

  • diffuse

Related terms

  • infuse

Examples

  • The entire room was suffused with a golden light.
  • The warmth suffused his cold fingers.

Adjective

  • Suffused; diffuse.

Examples

  • This limonite-colored mud is most often very suffuse and only faintly apparent.
  • Most of us mortals choose a very suffuse, dim light to have in our room, others push the switch to the maximum.