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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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Noun1.perpetuation - the act of prolonging something; "there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks"
continuance, continuation - the act of continuing an activity without interruption
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[pəˌpetjʊˈeɪʃən] Nperpetuación f
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nAufrechterhaltung f; (of memory)Bewahrung f; (of old names etc)Beibehaltung f
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It is more than possible that this uniformity may be found by experience to be of great importance to the public welfare, both as a security against the perpetuation of the same spirit in the body, and as a cure for the diseases of faction.
My friend is dead, my neighbour is dead, my love, the darling of my soul, is dead; it is the inexorable consolidation and perpetuation of the secret that was always in that individuality, and which I shall carry in mine to my life's end.
The interview was brief, and the interviewer could not help feeling although treated with pleasant courtesy, that more important matters were in hand than the perpetuation of a romancer's countenance to future generations; but a friendly family acquaintance grew up from the incident, and will remain an abiding memory.
I remembered that he had looked to you for the perpetuation of his visionary soul.
The purpose of government was the guarding of property-rights, the perpetuation of ancient force and modern fraud.
Let him think they have been suggested to your mind by the new responsibilities imposed on you as a man of property, by your position in my will, and by your consequent anxiety to provide for the perpetuation of the family name.
The fact was, it was, after all, the THING that I hated--the using these men and women, the perpetuation of all this ignorance, brutality and vice,--just to make money for me!
Remind that according to the decree of President Ilham Aliyev "On perpetuation of Farman Salmanov's memory" dated on July 9, 2019, the statue of Farman Salmanov has to be erected in Shamkir city.
The UN funds the perpetuation of Palestinian Arab 'refugee' status and a UNRWA educational system which teaches the destruction of Israel, a plan to turn Jews into refugees..
Lifestyles are personal, so perpetuation is not possible.
ISLAMABAD -- President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Masood Khan has stressed upon the Britain to play its due role to stop India from perpetuation of atrocities and gross human rights violations against Kashmiri people in Indian Occupied Kashmir who are struggling peacefully for achieving their right to self-determination.