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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.

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

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.

perpetuate


Past participle: perpetuated
Gerund: perpetuating

Imperative
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perpetuate
Present
I perpetuate
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he/she/it perpetuates
we perpetuate
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Preterite
I perpetuated
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Present Continuous
I am perpetuating
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Present Perfect
I have perpetuated
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Past Continuous
I was perpetuating
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Past Perfect
I had perpetuated
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Future
I will perpetuate
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Future Perfect
I will have perpetuated
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Future Continuous
I will be perpetuating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been perpetuating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been perpetuating
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you will have been perpetuating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been perpetuating
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Conditional
I would perpetuate
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Past Conditional
I 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"

perpetuate

perpetuate

verb
To cause to last endlessly:
Translations

perpetuate

[pəˈpetjʊeɪt] VTperpetuar

perpetuate

[pərˈpɛtʃʊeɪt] vtperpétuer

perpetuate

vtaufrechterhalten; memorybewahren

perpetuate

[pəˈpɛtjʊˌeɪt] vtperpetuare
References in classic literature ?
Nor, at the time, had it failed to enter his monomaniac mind, that all the anguish of that then present suffering was but the direct issue of a former woe; and he too plainly seemed to see, that as the most poisonous reptile of the marsh perpetuates his kind as inevitably as the sweetest songster of the grove; so, equally with every felicity, all miserable events do naturally beget their like.
I say adversaries, for on recalling such proud memories we should avoid the word "enemies," whose hostile sound perpetuates the antagonisms and strife of nations, so irremediable perhaps, so fateful - and also so vain.
But, on the other hand, if one looks things in the face, you know--upon my honour, the prince is a rare good fellow-- and--and--and--well, his name, you know--your family name--all this looks well, and perpetuates the name and title and all that-- which at this moment is not standing so high as it might--from one point of view--don't you know?
Still I wish they were not there, and I hope the time will come when the beast-man will be so far subdued and tamed in us that the memory of him in literature shall be left to perish; that what is lewd and ribald in the great poets shall be kept out of such editions as are meant for general reading, and that the pedant-pride which now perpetuates it as an essential part of those poets shall no longer have its way.
Bureaucracy, made up entirely of petty minds, stands as an obstacle to the prosperity of the nation; delays for seven years, by its machinery, the project of a canal which would have stimulated the production of a province; is afraid of everything, prolongs procrastination, and perpetuates the abuses which in turn perpetuate and consolidate itself.
That is a noble Monument too, and worthy of two great nations, which perpetuates the memory of both brave generals, and on which their names are jointly written.
The two united to rob the untutored possessors of its wooded scenery of their native right to perpetuate its original appellation of "Horican.
In concluding these little incidents of lawful trade, we must beg the world not to think that American legislators are entirely destitute of humanity, as might, perhaps, be unfairly inferred from the great efforts made in our national body to protect and perpetuate this species of traffic.
I do not even know what it means yet," he said, "and I want to know, for I believe there is some misunderstanding between us, and it is the trick of your sex to perpetuate misunderstandings by forbidding all allusions to them.
To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war; while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it.
A strong sense of the value and blessings of union induced the people, at a very early period, to institute a federal government to preserve and perpetuate it.
They formed the design of a great Confederacy, which it is incumbent on their successors to improve and perpetuate.