[ 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.
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Origin of perpetuate
OTHER WORDS FROM perpetuate
per·pet·u·a·ble, adjectiveper·pet·u·a·tion, per·pet·u·ance [per-pech-oo-uhns], /pərˈpɛtʃ u əns/, nounper·pet·u·a·tor, nounnon·per·pet·u·ance, noun
non·per·pet·u·a·tion, nounun·per·pet·u·a·ble, adjectiveun·per·pet·u·at·ed, adjectiveun·per·pet·u·at·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH perpetuateperpetrate, perpetuate
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Example sentences from the Web for perpetuate
The same is true of John Neagle as a perpetuator of character with the pencil.
He was the son of Ayu, and the perpetuator of the line of thy ancestors.The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2|Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
British Dictionary definitions for perpetuate
/ (pəˈpɛtjʊˌeɪt) /
(tr) to cause to continue or prevailto perpetuate misconceptions
Derived forms of perpetuateperpetuation, noun
Word Origin for perpetuate
C16: from Latin perpetuāre to continue without interruption, from perpetuus perpetual
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