perpetrate


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perpetrate

to commit: perpetrate a crime; to present or execute in a tasteless manner: perpetrate a poor performance
Not to be confused with:
perpetuate – save, maintain, sustain; preserve from oblivion: perpetuate a little-known opera
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per·pe·trate

 (pûr′pĭ-trāt′)
tr.v. per·pe·trat·ed, per·pe·trat·ing, per·pe·trates
To be responsible for; commit: perpetrate a crime; perpetrate a practical joke.

[Latin perpetrāre, perpetrāt-, to accomplish : per-, per- + patrāre, to bring about (from pater, father; see pəter- in Indo-European roots).]

per′pe·tra′tion n.
per′pe·tra′tor n.
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perpetrate

(ˈpɜːpɪˌtreɪt)
vb
(tr) to perform or be responsible for (a deception, crime, etc)
[C16: from Latin perpetrāre, from per- (thoroughly) + patrāre to perform, perhaps from pater father, leader in the performance of sacred rites]
ˌperpeˈtration n
ˈperpeˌtrator n
Usage: Perpetrate and perpetuate are sometimes confused: he must answer for the crimes he has perpetrated (not perpetuated); the book helped to perpetuate (not perpetrate) some of the myths surrounding his early life
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per•pe•trate

(ˈpɜr pɪˌtreɪt)

v.t. -trat•ed, -trat•ing.
to carry out; enact; commit: to perpetrate a hoax.
[1540–50; < Latin perpetrātus, past participle of perpetrāre=per- per- + -petrāre, comb. form of patrāre to father, bring about, derivative of pater father; see -ate1]
per`pe•tra′tion, n.
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perpetrate


Past participle: perpetrated
Gerund: perpetrating

Imperative
perpetrate
perpetrate
Present
I perpetrate
you perpetrate
he/she/it perpetrates
we perpetrate
you perpetrate
they perpetrate
Preterite
I perpetrated
you perpetrated
he/she/it perpetrated
we perpetrated
you perpetrated
they perpetrated
Present Continuous
I am perpetrating
you are perpetrating
he/she/it is perpetrating
we are perpetrating
you are perpetrating
they are perpetrating
Present Perfect
I have perpetrated
you have perpetrated
he/she/it has perpetrated
we have perpetrated
you have perpetrated
they have perpetrated
Past Continuous
I was perpetrating
you were perpetrating
he/she/it was perpetrating
we were perpetrating
you were perpetrating
they were perpetrating
Past Perfect
I had perpetrated
you had perpetrated
he/she/it had perpetrated
we had perpetrated
you had perpetrated
they had perpetrated
Future
I will perpetrate
you will perpetrate
he/she/it will perpetrate
we will perpetrate
you will perpetrate
they will perpetrate
Future Perfect
I will have perpetrated
you will have perpetrated
he/she/it will have perpetrated
we will have perpetrated
you will have perpetrated
they will have perpetrated
Future Continuous
I will be perpetrating
you will be perpetrating
he/she/it will be perpetrating
we will be perpetrating
you will be perpetrating
they will be perpetrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been perpetrating
you have been perpetrating
he/she/it has been perpetrating
we have been perpetrating
you have been perpetrating
they have been perpetrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been perpetrating
you will have been perpetrating
he/she/it will have been perpetrating
we will have been perpetrating
you will have been perpetrating
they will have been perpetrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been perpetrating
you had been perpetrating
he/she/it had been perpetrating
we had been perpetrating
you had been perpetrating
they had been perpetrating
Conditional
I would perpetrate
you would perpetrate
he/she/it would perpetrate
we would perpetrate
you would perpetrate
they would perpetrate
Past Conditional
I would have perpetrated
you would have perpetrated
he/she/it would have perpetrated
we would have perpetrated
you would have perpetrated
they would have perpetrated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.perpetrate - perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
make - carry out or commit; "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas"
recommit - commit once again, as of a crime
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perpetrate

verb commit, do, perform, carry out, effect, be responsible for, execute, inflict, bring about, enact, wreak What kind of person perpetrated this crime?
Usage: Perpetrate and perpetuate are sometimes confused: he must answer for the crimes he has perpetrated (not perpetuated); the book helped to perpetuate (not perpetrate) some of the myths surrounding his early life.
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perpetrate

verb
To be responsible for or guilty of (an error or crime):
Informal: pull off.
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Translations

perpetrate

[ˈpɜːpɪtreɪt] VTcometer (Jur) → perpetrar
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perpetrate

[ˈpɜːrpɪtreɪt] vt [+ crime, harmful act] → perpétrer
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perpetrate

vtbegehen; crime alsoverüben
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perpetrate

[ˈpɜːpɪˌtreɪt] vtperpetrare, commettere
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References in classic literature ?
A treacherous friend is the most dangerous enemy; and I will say boldly, that both religion and virtue have received more real discredit from hypocrites than the wittiest profligates or infidels could ever cast upon them: nay, farther, as these two, in their purity, are rightly called the bands of civil society, and are indeed the greatest of blessings; so when poisoned and corrupted with fraud, pretence, and affectation, they have become the worst of civil curses, and have enabled men to perpetrate the most cruel mischiefs to their own species.
God knows what instigated me to perpetrate the outrage!
After her return to the prison, Hester Prynne was found to be in a state of nervous excitement, that demanded constant watchfulness, lest she should perpetrate violence on herself, or do some half-frenzied mischief to the poor babe.
I had no time to think of the fresh horror that was preparing; I forgot that the monster was only going out perhaps to perpetrate a fresh crime; I understood but one thing: Christine was alone behind the wall!
The numerous terrible injustices that the human tribes and races perpetrate against one another are really crimes against one's own self.
First perpetrate: (1) Since the crime was perpetrated long before the law came into force, the offender cannot be successfully prosecuted now.
General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, said yesterday that the Nigerian Army is in possession of intelligence showing that some politicians are planning to use mercenaries for acts of assassinations, using farmers/herders clashes as well as ethnic militias to perpetrate violence and bombings during the March 9 governorship/state Houses of Assembly elections.
The Cuban government has denied responsibility and previously insisted: "The Cuban government has never perpetrated, nor will it ever perpetrate, attacks of any kind against diplomats."
They cannot be allowed in any way to perpetrate such acts.
Husbands with low educational levels and household poverty were more likely to perpetrate physical and sexual violence against women.
A hierarchical regression analysis was conducted to analyze the predictive potential of previous acts of psychological abuse perpetration, previous experience with physical abuse victimization, and previous experience with psychological abuse victimization regarding the tendency for the person to perpetrate physical dating violence.
Women in marital or cohabitating relationships experience similar rates of intimate partner violence (Shannon, Logan, & Cole, 2007) and women in dating relationships perpetrate more violence (i.e.