verb (used with object), per·pet·u·at·ed, per·pet·u·at·ing.
- perpetual check,
- perpetual debenture,
- perpetual inventory,
- perpetual motion,
- perpetual-motion machine,
Origin of perpetuate
Examples from the Web for perpetuates
It breaks up families, burns hope, and perpetuates cycles of misery.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is what perpetuates a systemic, institutionalized rape culture.
This perpetuates the cycle of poverty that led to their marriage in the first place.
Doing so perpetuates the stigma of mental disorder, discouraging persons with mental disorders from seeking care.
Forum for equality: 'This is a joke, perpetuates discrimination.'
It is this ever-living mission which perpetuates the Tradition or Delivery.
I consider such a man morally culpable, and a system that perpetuates such dishonesty I consider a menace to the national welfare.Paths of Judgement|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
At the Hotel-Dieu there is a Sallambier ward which perpetuates his memory.Balzac|Frederick Lawton
It perpetuates the class system, and effectually prevents the child from rising above his station.History of Education|Levi Seeley
It perpetuates and enlarges itself by the very fact of its existence and perishes only with the decay of the man himself.The Teacher|George Herbert Palmer
Word Origin 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.