perpetrate

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Related to perpetrates: perpetuates

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

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
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
I have perpetrated
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect 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 ?
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.