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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.

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

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.

perpetrate


Past participle: perpetrated
Gerund: perpetrating

Imperative
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would perpetrate
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Past Conditional
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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

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.

perpetrate

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

perpetrate

[ˈpɜːpɪtreɪt] VTcometer (Jur) → perpetrar

perpetrate

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

perpetrate

vtbegehen; crime alsoverüben

perpetrate

[ˈpɜːpɪˌtreɪt] vtperpetrare, commettere
References in classic literature ?
Still better, that it should be perpetrated in ignorance, and the discovery made afterwards.
what still more shocking outrages were perpetrated upon his mind
Kimballton was nearly sixty miles distant in a straight line; the murder had been perpetrated only at eight o'clock the preceding night; yet Dominicus had heard of it at seven in the morning, when, in all probability, poor Mr.
One with a strong stomach and a hard head may be able to tolerate much of the unconscious and undeliberate cruelty and torture of the world that is perpetrated in hot blood and stupidity.
They performed the dizziest feats of arithmetic, soaring quite out of MY feeble range, and perpetrated, in higher spirits than ever, geographical and historical jokes.
Under cover of a similar pretence, have the outrages and massacres at Tahiti the beautiful, the queen of the South Seas, been perpetrated.
He did not contradict his clever and eloquent counsel, who argued that the brain fever, or inflammation of the brain, was the cause of the crime; clearly proving that this malady had existed long before the murder was perpetrated, and had been brought on by the sufferings of the accused.
I have perpetrated the--the piece of idiocy," I said as I came level with her.
Sometimes it was rumored that a general massacre of the inhabitants was to be perpetrated by these soldiers.
The Bannecks, however, stoutly denied having taken these spoils in fight, and persisted in affirming that the outrage had been perpetrated by a Blackfoot band.
Millions of men perpetrated against one another such innumerable crimes, frauds, treacheries, thefts, forgeries, issues of false money, burglaries, incendiarisms, and murders as in whole centuries are not recorded in the annals of all the law courts of the world, but which those who committed them did not at the time regard as being crimes.
If I were superstitious, I should be almost inclined to believe that some dreadful crime had been perpetrated within these old walls, and that the place had never prospered since.