What does perpetuate mean?

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.]

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.


  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. Gary Oldman:

    In my eyes it is disgusting that so called ‘journalists’ have seen fit to spread and perpetuate the lie.

  3. Sophia University professor Koichi Nakano:

    Abe is seeking to perpetuate his power. He is not grooming any successor other than Inada, and she won't be ready yet.

  4. Igor Lamaka:

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

  5. Rwandan Hutu:

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

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