verb (used with object), per·pet·u·at·ed, per·pet·u·at·ing.
Origin of perpetuate
Can be confusedperpetrate perpetuate
Examples from the Web for perpetuating
But if you get this 24-hour, ‘round-the-clock reporting that is perpetuating fear, before you know it you’re glued to it.David Oyelowo on Playing Martin Luther King Jr., Ebola Fears, and Race in Hollywood|Marlow Stern|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Collins blames prohibitionist forces in 1961 for perpetuating this fantasy—which he says still exists.Economists Slam the War on Drugs in a New London School of Economics Report|Abby Haglage|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps communities share supplies in the coldest months as a means of surviving the winter and perpetuating the species.
Today, he is sick of Syria talk, and asserts that all warring sides are guilty of perpetuating the violence.
So you get angry all over again and respond, perpetuating the cycle.
I do not conclude that it is irrational to take measures for perpetuating the existing European order.The Great Illusion|Norman Angell
His foes there were perpetually on the watch for excuses for tightening and perpetuating his Fresh Accusations.Sir Walter Ralegh|William Stebbing
Afterwards they Salted them, as if the perpetuating of the Wrong had been requisite.The Discovery and Conquest of the Molucco and Philippine Islands.|Bartholomew Leonardo de Argensola
Marriage is the best means we've found for perpetuating and improving the race.Still Jim|Honor Willsie Morrow
He urged secession for the purpose of extending and perpetuating for ever the peculiar institution.The Iron Furnace|John H. Aughey