- to make perpetual.
- to preserve from extinction or oblivion: to perpetuate one's name.
Origin of perpetuate
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Examples from the Web for perpetuated
Bidegain insists the media have perpetuated a misperception that the Border Patrol operates under its own set of rules.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild
August 26, 2014
And yes, as perpetuated in pop culture, the media, and magazines—everywhere.An Artist Explores the Complicated Relationship Between Women and Food
May 27, 2014
In the wake of 26/11, Scott-Clark and Levy report, the ISI perpetuated the lie that the ten gunmen had been martyred in Kashmir.When India Failed in the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
November 2, 2013
The selfie trend is driven by social media and viral content sites, and is perpetuated by endless “millennial” think-pieces.The Art of the Selfie
October 17, 2013
You perpetuated the cycle of racism in the department as well.Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’
The Daily Beast
February 8, 2013
Surmin, in which a constant tradition has perpetuated the memory of the circumstance.The Phantom World
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.The Task of Social Hygiene
But they will never be seen away from the soil on which they have been conceived and perpetuated.
In his pictures he perpetuated his belief in the unfailing harmony in things.
- (tr) to cause to continue or prevailto perpetuate misconceptions
Word Origin and History for perpetuated
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.