We might start by trying to stem the sale of arms to those who are perpetrating the violence in the first place.
Little: “So are you saying that these scientists are perpetrating a massive fraud on the global public to get some grant money?”
First, can force be used, without Security Council approval, to deter Syria from perpetrating further crimes against humanity?
What mischief have you been perpetrating since our expedition to the guingette on the river?
I have come to prevent you from going, from perpetrating this folly.
But the astronomer, in perpetrating that bad joke, would evidently have been guilty of an equivocation.
It was in keeping with the rest of the nonsense they were perpetrating.
To give enjoyment to a woman is, therefore, like perpetrating a sacrilege, or at least like taking a liberty with a god.
The enormity of the crime he was perpetrating had frightened him intensely.
For an instant I suspected Drayle of trickery, of perpetrating some fiendishly elaborate hoax.
1540s, from Latin perpetratus, past participle of perpetrare "to perform, to accomplish," from per- "completely" + patrare "carry out," originally "bring into existence," from pater "father" (see father (n.)). Earlier in English was perpetren, mid-15c., from Old French perpetrer. Neither good nor bad in Latin, first used in English in statutes, hence its sense of "to perform criminally." Related: Perpetrated; perpetrating.