to enable or allow the continuation of into the future; keep alive (used most often in reference to something considered harmful or false):Social media played a significant role in perpetuating political divisions.Vines obscured a plaque intended to perpetuate her memory.
to preserve from extinction or oblivion: to perpetuate one's name;perpetuate the species.
- per·pet·u·a·ble, adjective
- per·pet·u·a·tion [per-pech-oo-ey-shuhn], /pərˌpɛtʃ uˈeɪ ʃən/, per·pet·u·ance [per-pech-oo-uhns], /pərˈpɛtʃ u əns/, noun
- per·pet·u·a·tor, noun
- un·per·pet·u·a·ble, adjective
- un·per·pet·u·at·ing, adjective
- perpetrate, perpetuate
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use perpetuate in a sentence
In her aforementioned book, Noble discusses the ways in which algorithms are biased and perpetuate racism.
The sprouts beg to be removed the following winter, perpetuating the cycle.It’s tree-pruning season. Here’s how to do it without resorting to ‘crape murder.’ | Adrian Higgins | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Other research has shown that deep learning has a tendency to perpetuate discrimination.AI could make healthcare fairer—by helping us believe what patients say | Karen Hao | January 22, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Applauding American greatness perpetuates implicit racial hierarchies that emerged in Western thought during the era of the Enlightenment.What Americans across the political spectrum got wrong about the attempted insurrection | Corrie Decker, Elisabeth McMahon | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
Otherwise, they risk funding social media networks and publishers that perpetuate destructive ideas.Why ethical dilemmas are putting brands and their media buying in the spotlight | Seb Joseph | January 21, 2021 | Digiday
O perpetuator of the Kuru race, I would have pointed out these and other attendant evils!
And, O perpetuator of the Kuru race, the principal Apsaras also commenced to dance.
To the east of that tirtha is another, O perpetuator of Kuru race, that is called Kuru tirtha.
There in that tirtha is another, O perpetuator of the Kuru race, that is called Ardhakila.
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
(tr) to cause to continue or prevail: to perpetuate misconceptions
- perpetuation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012