perpetuate(redirected from perpetuating)
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Related to perpetuating: perpetrating
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
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.
(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
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]
Past participle: perpetuated
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|Verb||1.||perpetuate - cause to continue or prevail; "perpetuate a myth"|
eternize - cause to continue indefinitely