verb (used with object), per·pet·u·at·ed, per·pet·u·at·ing.
Origin of perpetuate
Examples from the Web for perpetuate
In Paris, a new generation of entrepreneurs are launching initiatives to perpetuate the Yiddish way of life.
Unused funds, sitting idle, do nothing to perpetuate the cycle of support that America relies on.Ex-Politicians Keeping $100 Million in Private Slush Funds|Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But religion also compels us to fight the unjust, prejudiced systems that cause and perpetuate that misfortune.
But it serves no one to perpetuate the idea that parenting is supposed to be an agonizing and thankless slog.Ad's Message to Moms: If You Don’t Think Parenting Sucks, You’re Doing it Wrong|Andy Hinds|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The look is topped off with a floral headband and a set of mittens, to perpetuate the holiday theme.
They ought to be treated with life-long sequestration in asylums (p. 135), and rigidly forbidden to perpetuate the species.A Problem in Modern Ethics|John Addington Symonds
It was my hope that heirs of my body would live to perpetuate this pride—this work of mine.The Light of Scarthey|Egerton Castle
This law is "rooted in the unconscious law of life which bids us perpetuate our kind; which guards over the conservation of life."What a Young Husband Ought to Know|Sylvanus Stall
It operates not to perpetuate the forces which produced it but to modify and redirect them.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
There is nothing more worthy than the desire to perpetuate the good.Living for the Best|James G. K. McClure
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Word Origin for perpetuate
Word Origin and History for perpetuate
1520s, a back-formation from perpetuation or else from Latin perpetuatus, past participle of perpetuare "to make perpetual," from perpetuus (see perpetual). Related: Perpetuated; Perpetuating.