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perpetuate

[ per-pech-oo-eyt ]
/ p蓹r藞p蓻t蕛 u藢e瑟t /
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Definition of perpetuate

verb (used with object), per路pet路u路at路ed, per路pet路u路at路ing.
to make perpetual.
to preserve from extinction or oblivion: to perpetuate one's name.
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Origin of perpetuate

First recorded in 1520鈥30; from Latin perpetu膩tus (past participle of perpetu膩re, derivative of perpetuus 鈥渦ninterrupted鈥); see perpetual, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM perpetuate

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH perpetuate

perpetrate, perpetuate
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How to use perpetuate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for perpetuate

perpetuate
/ (p蓹藞p蓻tj蕣藢e瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to cause to continue or prevailto perpetuate misconceptions

Derived forms of perpetuate

perpetuation, noun

Word Origin for perpetuate

C16: from Latin perpetu膩re to continue without interruption, from perpetuus perpetual

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