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Definitions for perpetuate
pərˈpɛtʃ uˌeɪtper·pet·u·ate

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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

    Etymology: [L. perpetuatus, p. p.]

  2. Perpetuate(adj)

    made perpetual; perpetuated

    Etymology: [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.

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How to say perpetuate in sign language?

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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

Examples of perpetuate in a Sentence

  1. Justin Peterson:

    We are proud to work with Malaysia's palm oil industry in its fight to defend the jobs and livelihoods of small farmers against unfair trade and environmental policies which perpetuate global poverty.

  2. Jon Blair:

    The message of this film, in my mind, is the same as Otto Frank's. Otto was adamant that Anne's diary had a universal message. He felt that it should not just be specific to the Jewish experience of the Holocaust. There are many who feel that the Holocaust was a uniquely Jewish experience and that Anne's story should be about the genocide of the Jews specifically. I don't agree. From my own lifetime, I've seen genocide and I've seen what happens when nations even turn against themselves and I have firmly hooked my flag to Otto's universalist message. He wanted to perpetuate her writings for those reasons and I'm more than comfortable, happy in fact, to be a small part of that.

  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. Kevin Hart:

    By crowdsourcing data on to public maps, we can locate chronic issues in our communities and take action against sources of harmful issues, overall, we believe that awareness leads to advocacy, which leads to action and that will perpetuate green technologies.

  5. Elizabeth Warren:

    For decades, the government has helped perpetuate the systemic discrimination that has denied women of color equal opportunities, it's time for the government to try to right those wrongs - and boost our economy in the process.

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