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

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
I am perpetrating
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Present Perfect
I have perpetrated
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Past Continuous
I was perpetrating
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Past Perfect
I had perpetrated
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Future
I will perpetrate
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Future Perfect
I will have perpetrated
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Future Continuous
I will be perpetrating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been perpetrating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been perpetrating
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would perpetrate
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Past Conditional
I 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

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
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One of the few studies in South Asia from a male perspective to assess the prevalence of physical and sexual violence perpetrated by husbands against their wives used data from 8,320 husbands' self-reports in Bangladesh in the 2006 Urban Health Survey, 55% of men reported at least one violent act against their wives during their marriage, with 23% reporting physical violence in the year previous to the study, 20% reporting ever perpetrating sexual violence and 60% reporting ever perpetrating physical or sexual violence against their wives.