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perpetuate

[per-pech-oo-eyt]
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verb (used with object), per·pet·u·at·ed, per·pet·u·at·ing.
  1. to make perpetual.
  2. to preserve from extinction or oblivion: to perpetuate one's name.
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Origin of perpetuate

First recorded in 1520–30, perpetuate is from the Latin word perpetuātus (past participle of perpetuāre, derivative of perpetuus uninterrupted). See perpetual, -ate1
Related formsper·pet·u·a·ble, adjectiveper·pet·u·a·tion, per·pet·u·ance [per-pech-oo-uh ns] /pərˈpɛtʃ u əns/, nounper·pet·u·a·tor, nounnon·per·pet·u·ance, nounnon·per·pet·u·a·tion, nounun·per·pet·u·a·ble, adjectiveun·per·pet·u·at·ed, adjectiveun·per·pet·u·at·ing, adjective
Can be confusedperpetrate perpetuate

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2. save, maintain, sustain.
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Examples from the Web for perpetuated

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  • Surmin, in which a constant tradition has perpetuated the memory of the circumstance.

    The Phantom World

    Augustin Calmet

  • Plants are perpetuated by seeds, by bulbs, and by woody parts.

    Boy Scouts Handbook

    Boy Scouts of America

  • But in English these distinctions are perpetuated in the very structure of the language.

  • But they will never be seen away from the soil on which they have been conceived and perpetuated.

    Adventures in the Arts

    Marsden Hartley

  • In his pictures he perpetuated his belief in the unfailing harmony in things.

    Adventures in the Arts

    Marsden Hartley


British Dictionary definitions for perpetuated

perpetuate

verb
  1. (tr) to cause to continue or prevailto perpetuate misconceptions
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Derived Formsperpetuation, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin perpetuāre to continue without interruption, from perpetuus perpetual

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Word Origin and History for perpetuated

perpetuate

v.

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.

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