verb (used with object), perpetuated, perpetuating.
to make perpetual.
to preserve from extinction or oblivion: to perpetuate one's name.

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. Unabridged
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perpetuate (pəˈpɛtjʊˌeɪt)
(tr) to cause to continue or prevail: to perpetuate misconceptions
[C16: from Latin perpetuāre to continue without interruption, from perpetuusperpetual]

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Word Origin & History

1520s, from pp. stem of L. perpetuare, from perpetuus (see perpetual).
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Example sentences
And so the myth of merit gets perpetuated by the winners.
In mainstream schizophrenia certain half-truths are perpetuated.
But by printing this thing, you have perpetuated the erroneous belief that an
  extremely isolated incident warrants attention.
These problems have been perpetuated by an almost complete lack of
  accountability in education.
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