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

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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Present
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Preterite
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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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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 ?
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.