Definitions for perpetuatepərˈpɛtʃ uˌeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perpetuate(verb)

    cause to continue or prevail

    "perpetuate a myth"


  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.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marshal Tito:

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

  2. Igor Lamaka:

    We denounce the disorder in which international community wants to keep us in order to perpetuate the chaos in this country.

  3. Rwandan Hutu:

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

  4. Eric LeCompte:

    We can only end poverty if we address the systems that perpetuate poverty, that's why world leaders focus so specifically on debt, tax and trade policies.

  5. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.

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