perpetuate

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perpetuate

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

 (pər-pĕch′o͞o-āt′)
tr.v. per·pet·u·at·ed, per·pet·u·at·ing, per·pet·u·ates
1. To cause to continue indefinitely; make perpetual.
2. To prolong the existence of; cause to be remembered: The new library will perpetuate its founder's great love of learning.

[Latin perpetuāre, perpetuāt-, from perpetuus, continuous; see perpetual.]

per·pet′u·ance, per·pet′u·a′tion n.
per·pet′u·a′tor n.
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perpetuate

(pəˈpɛtjʊˌeɪt)
vb
(tr) to cause to continue or prevail: to perpetuate misconceptions.
[C16: from Latin perpetuāre to continue without interruption, from perpetuus perpetual]
perˌpetuˈation, perˈpetuance n
Usage: See at perpetrate
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per•pet•u•ate

(pərˈpɛtʃ uˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to make perpetual; preserve from extinction or oblivion.
[1520–30; < Latin perpetuātus, past participle of perpetuāre, derivative of perpetuus uninterrupted. See perpetual, -ate1]
per•pet`u•a′tion, n.
per•pet′u•a`tor, n.
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perpetuate


Past participle: perpetuated
Gerund: perpetuating

Imperative
perpetuate
perpetuate
Present
I perpetuate
you perpetuate
he/she/it perpetuates
we perpetuate
you perpetuate
they perpetuate
Preterite
I perpetuated
you perpetuated
he/she/it perpetuated
we perpetuated
you perpetuated
they perpetuated
Present Continuous
I am perpetuating
you are perpetuating
he/she/it is perpetuating
we are perpetuating
you are perpetuating
they are perpetuating
Present Perfect
I have perpetuated
you have perpetuated
he/she/it has perpetuated
we have perpetuated
you have perpetuated
they have perpetuated
Past Continuous
I was perpetuating
you were perpetuating
he/she/it was perpetuating
we were perpetuating
you were perpetuating
they were perpetuating
Past Perfect
I had perpetuated
you had perpetuated
he/she/it had perpetuated
we had perpetuated
you had perpetuated
they had perpetuated
Future
I will perpetuate
you will perpetuate
he/she/it will perpetuate
we will perpetuate
you will perpetuate
they will perpetuate
Future Perfect
I will have perpetuated
you will have perpetuated
he/she/it will have perpetuated
we will have perpetuated
you will have perpetuated
they will have perpetuated
Future Continuous
I will be perpetuating
you will be perpetuating
he/she/it will be perpetuating
we will be perpetuating
you will be perpetuating
they will be perpetuating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been perpetuating
you have been perpetuating
he/she/it has been perpetuating
we have been perpetuating
you have been perpetuating
they have been perpetuating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been perpetuating
you will have been perpetuating
he/she/it will have been perpetuating
we will have been perpetuating
you will have been perpetuating
they will have been perpetuating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been perpetuating
you had been perpetuating
he/she/it had been perpetuating
we had been perpetuating
you had been perpetuating
they had been perpetuating
Conditional
I would perpetuate
you would perpetuate
he/she/it would perpetuate
we would perpetuate
you would perpetuate
they would perpetuate
Past Conditional
I would have perpetuated
you would have perpetuated
he/she/it would have perpetuated
we would have perpetuated
you would have perpetuated
they would have perpetuated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.perpetuate - cause to continue or prevail; "perpetuate a myth"
eternize - cause to continue indefinitely
preserve, uphold, carry on, continue, bear on - keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
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perpetuate

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perpetuate

verb
To cause to last endlessly:
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Translations

perpetuate

[pəˈpetjʊeɪt] VTperpetuar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

perpetuate

[pərˈpɛtʃʊeɪt] vtperpétuer
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perpetuate

vtaufrechterhalten; memorybewahren
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perpetuate

[pəˈpɛtjʊˌeɪt] vtperpetuare
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