verb (used with object), per·pe·trat·ed, per·pe·trat·ing.
Origin of perpetrate
Can be confusedperpetrate perpetuate
Examples from the Web for perpetrate
As in Nazi Germany, it is usually governments driven by greed or power calculations that perpetrate such crimes.Still a Problem From Hell, Two Decades After Rwanda|John Prendergast|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There would be innumerable petty deeds to perpetrate in the midst of much uncertainty, delay and humiliation.Two banks of the Seine|Fernand Vandrem
Phœbus who commanded us to perpetrate the slaying of our mother.The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.|Euripides
He was afraid to have his brothers marry lest it might be a nephew who was to perpetrate the deed.The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power|John S. C. Abbott
Odysseus answered him: "May the gods punish the ruthless men who perpetrate such wrongs in a stranger's home."
But it is principally upon their own languages that democratic nations attempt to perpetrate innovations.Democracy In America, Volume 2 (of 2)|Alexis de Toqueville