What does perpetuate mean?

Definitions for perpetuatepərˈpɛtʃ uˌeɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word perpetuate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. perpetuate(verb)

    cause to continue or prevail

    "perpetuate a myth"

Wiktionary

  1. perpetuate(Verb)

    To make perpetual.

  2. perpetuate(Verb)

    To prolong the existence of.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perpetuate(verb)

    to make perpetual; to cause to endure, or to be continued, indefinitely; to preserve from extinction or oblivion; to eternize

  2. Perpetuate(adj)

    made perpetual; perpetuated

  3. Origin: [L. perpetuatus, p. p.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perpetuate

    per-pet′ū-āt, v.t. to make perpetual: to cause to last for ever or for a very long time: to preserve from extinction or oblivion.—adj. Perpet′ūable, capable of being perpetuated.—n. Perpet′uance, the act of making perpetual.—adjs. Perpet′uāte, -d, made perpetual: continued for an indefinite time.—n. Perpetuā′tion, act of perpetuating or preserving from oblivion: preservation for ever, or for a very long time; Perpetū′ity, state of being perpetual: endless time: duration for an indefinite period: something lasting for ever: the sum paid for a perpetual annuity: the annuity itself.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perpetuate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perpetuate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marshal Tito:

    Any movement in history which attempts to perpetuate itself, becomes reactionary.

  2. Rwandan Hutu:

    The delaying tactics and excuses that have allowed the FDLR to perpetuate their crimes and genocidal ideology should no longer be tolerated.

  3. Don Marquis:

    If a child shows himself to be incorrigible, he should be decently and quietly beheaded at the age of twelve, lest he grow to maturity marry, and perpetuate his kind.

  4. Bobby Schostak:

    Not only does she further perpetuate the political discord in our nation today, but she's completely out-of-touch and focusing on a life of politics she apparently left decades ago.

  5. Bobby Schostak:

    Not only does Susan Douglas further perpetuate the political discord in our nation today, but Susan Douglas's completely out-of-touch and focusing on a life of politics Susan Douglas apparently left decades ago.

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