perpetrate

[pur-pi-treyt]
verb (used with object), perpetrated, perpetrating.
1.
to commit: to perpetrate a crime.
2.
to present, execute, or do in a poor or tasteless manner: Who perpetrated this so-called comedy?

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin perpetrātus (past participle of perpetrāre to carry out, execute, perform), equivalent to per- per- + -petr- (combining form of patrāre to father, bring about; see pater) + -ā- theme vowel + -tus past participle suffix; see -ate1

perpetrable [pur-pi-truh-buhl] , adjective
perpetration, noun
perpetrator, noun
nonperpetration, noun
unperpetrated, adjective

perpetrate, perpetuate.
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perpetrate (ˈpɜːpɪˌtreɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to perform or be responsible for (a deception, crime, etc)
 
[C16: from Latin perpetrāre, from per- (thoroughly) + patrāre to perform, perhaps from pater father, leader in the performance of sacred rites]
 
usage  Perpetrate and perpetuate are sometimes confused: he must answer for the crimes he has perpetrated (not perpetuated); the book helped to perpetuate (not perpetrate) some of the myths surrounding his early life
 
perpe'tration
 
n
 
'perpetrator
 
n

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perpetrate
mid-15c., from L. perpetratus, pp. of perpetrare "to perform, to accomplish," from per- "completely" + patrare "carry out," originally "bring into existence," from pater "father" (see father). Neither good nor bad in Latin, first used in English in statutes, hence its sense
of "to perform criminally."
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Example sentences
Even those people who were perpetrating the restrictions on others were damaging themselves.
Funny that you don't call the deniers out when they accuse science of perpetrating a global conspiracy.
At several of the riots last week, those perpetrating the violence had no ready explanation for their behavior.
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