perpetuate

[ per-pech-oo-eyt ]
/ pərˈpɛtʃ uˌeɪt /

verb (used with object), per·pet·u·at·ed, per·pet·u·at·ing.

to make perpetual.
to preserve from extinction or oblivion: to perpetuate one's name.

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 forms
Can be confusedperpetrate perpetuate
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perpetuate

/ (pəˈpɛtjʊˌeɪt) /

verb

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

Word Origin for perpetuate

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

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