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perpetuate

[per-pech-oo-eyt] /pərˈpɛtʃ uˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), perpetuated, perpetuating.
1.
to make perpetual.
2.
to preserve from extinction or oblivion:
to perpetuate one's name.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin perpetuātus (past participle of perpetuāre, derivative of perpetuus uninterrupted). See perpetual, -ate1
Related forms
perpetuable, adjective
perpetuation, perpetuance
[per-pech-oo-uh ns] /pərˈpɛtʃ u əns/ (Show IPA),
noun
perpetuator, noun
nonperpetuance, noun
nonperpetuation, noun
unperpetuable, adjective
unperpetuated, adjective
unperpetuating, adjective
Can be confused
perpetrate, perpetuate.
Synonyms
2. save, maintain, sustain.
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British Dictionary definitions for perpetuates

perpetuate

/pəˈpɛtjʊˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to cause to continue or prevail: to perpetuate misconceptions
Derived Forms
perpetuation, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin perpetuāre to continue without interruption, from perpetuusperpetual
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Word Origin and History for perpetuates

perpetuate

v.

1520s, a back-formation from perpetuation or else from Latin perpetuatus, past participle of perpetuare "to make perpetual," from perpetuus (see perpetual). Related: Perpetuated; Perpetuating.

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