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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
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perpetuate

[pərˈpɛtʃʊeɪt] vtperpétuer
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perpetuate

vtaufrechterhalten; memorybewahren
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perpetuate

[pəˈpɛtjʊˌeɪt] vtperpetuare
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References in classic literature ?
Sapsea's composition, that, in spite of his intention to end his days in Cloisterham, and therefore his probably having in reserve many opportunities of copying it, he would have transcribed it into his pocket-book on the spot, but for the slouching towards them of its material producer and perpetuator, Durdles, whom Mr.
Aside from requiring a report, the resolution also calls on the Philippine government to prevent extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, carry out impartial investigations and hold perpetuators accountable.
"Perpetuators of hate-filled messages are distorting our religion's great heritage and teachings," he said.
On another note, they warned against sending and publishing personal images on social media, as they are easy to access by the perpetuators.
To add insult to injury, its perpetuators coincided the day with darkest hour of our history; dismemberment of Pakistan.
Afzal's repetitious warnings, the clearly false case presented by the tribe to the Supreme Court Commission- all the evidence pointed to the fact that on the words of the tribal jirga, eight youngsters had been murdered on the pretext of honour, and that the perpetuators, who held the notion of non-existent honour more valuable than human lives, would not hesitate to shed more blood.
"However taking precautions and doing due diligence could assist in identifying the perpetuators and exposing them," she said.
"This is a warning to those enemies of democracy, perpetuators of selective accountability, and antagonists of civilian supremacy, I will defeat you," Shehbaz said while addressing a press conference.
These dangerous groups found in the political parties, I believe, have something to do with the recent shooting spree from the police service personnel in Kumasi, and in Accra where we have some perpetuators boldly confirming they are linked to the National Security Ministry.
We, therefore, call on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the security agencies to act decisively to ensure that the perpetuators of the grievous killings and their sponsors are arrested and brought to justice without delay, this time.
The Indian newspaper The Hindu published a report by its correspondent Anjali Modi, casting serious doubts on the trials of the alleged perpetuators and cover-up.