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
We might start by trying to stem the sale of arms to those who are perpetrating the violence in the first place.
First, can force be used, without Security Council approval, to deter Syria from perpetrating further crimes against humanity?Three Key Questions on Syria From Geoffrey Robertson|Geoffrey Robertson|August 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Little: “So are you saying that these scientists are perpetrating a massive fraud on the global public to get some grant money?”
He amused himself by perpetrating practical jokes that were much too dangerous, sometimes.San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams|Charles Paul de Kock
A convenient opportunity for perpetrating this foul deed had long been waited for, and was at length obtained.
Then, if it's fine, I walk about the streets, and see what new follies men are perpetrating.In the Year of Jubilee|George Gissing
In fact, knowingly or unknowingly, she was perpetrating a great fraud.The Chief Legatee|Anna Katharine Green
Revolt is none the less revolt for perpetrating and relishing a joke.Paris and the Social Revolution|Alvan Francis Sanborn