perpetuate

[per-pech-oo-eyt]
verb (used with object), perpetuated, perpetuating.
1.
to make perpetual.
2.
to preserve from extinction or oblivion: to perpetuate one's name.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin perpetuātus (past participle of perpetuāre, derivative of perpetuus uninterrupted). See perpetual, -ate1

perpetuable, adjective
perpetuation, perpetuance [per-pech-oo-uhns] , noun
perpetuator, noun
nonperpetuance, noun
nonperpetuation, noun
unperpetuable, adjective
unperpetuated, adjective
unperpetuating, adjective

perpetrate, perpetuate.


2. save, maintain, sustain.
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perpetuate (pəˈpɛtjʊˌeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to cause to continue or prevail: to perpetuate misconceptions
 
[C16: from Latin perpetuāre to continue without interruption, from perpetuusperpetual]
 
 
perpetu'ation
 
n

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perpetuate
1520s, from pp. stem of L. perpetuare, from perpetuus (see perpetual).
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Example sentences
So please don't perpetuate misunderstandings and ignorance.
For a start, like most elite groups they show a remarkable ability to
  perpetuate themselves.
When schools introduce computers, they usually perpetuate traditional ways of
  teaching and learning.
He initially worried that the rankings might perpetuate this stereotype.
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