Definition of perpetuate in English:
1Make (something, typically an undesirable situation or an unfounded belief) continue indefinitely: the law perpetuated the interests of the ruling class
More example sentences
- In this way we often perpetuate self-defeating subliminal beliefs.
- The error in the second model is that the present situation need not perpetuate itself.
- Doing that simply legitimises and perpetuates continuing oppression.
See perpetrate (usage).
Words that rhyme with perpetuateactuate • effectuate
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