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
It is moving to build the self-perpetuating effects that come with such a platform with astonishing speed.
We in the audience are completely excused from examining our role in the
  perpetuating the slum economy by the end of the film.
We have created an education bureaucracy and now it's about the education
  bureaucracy perpetuating the education bureaucracy.
Practicing physicists have a vested career interest in perpetuating these
  fundamental contradictions.
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