verb (used with object), per·pe·trat·ed, per·pe·trat·ing.
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Origin of perpetrate
OTHER WORDS FROM perpetrate
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH perpetrateperpetrate , perpetuate
Example sentences from the Web for perpetrate
It reminded her of the slaughter that the Nazis perpetrated on her relatives in the Ukraine.Mossad’s Greatest Female Assassin: An Excerpt From ‘Sylvia Rafael’|Ram Oren, Moti Kfir|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Surely it was intentional and perpetrated by Assad or ISIS or a still-unrecognized radical group.Measles Vaccine Mix-Up Kills Dozens of Syrian Children|Kent Sepkowitz|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is the kind of inversion of history that conservatives attack when perpetrated by the left.
Most rapes, however, are perpetrated by acquiantances—often husbands—and take place within the confines of the home.Marital Rape Ruling Highlights India’s Problem With Consent|Amana Fontanella-Khan|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Are American leaders to pretend now that they perpetrated a hoax on Ukrainian leaders?Les Gelb Puts Russia in Its Place—and Critics in Theirs|Leslie H. Gelb|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the lungs are attacked, all kinds of mistaken cruelties have been perpetrated.The Dog|Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
United States Indians crossed the line and perpetrated outrages.The War With Mexico, Volume I (of 2)|Justin H. Smith
That very evening, as though by design, he perpetrated another scandal.The Possessed|Fyodor Dostoevsky
I shall not attempt to take prisoners, unless any act is perpetrated beyond what has been done.Varney the Vampire|Thomas Preskett Prest
Seeing signs of Indians, he took it for granted that they had perpetrated the outrage.The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier|Charles E. Flandrau