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perpetrate

División en sílabas: per·pe·trate
Pronunciación: /ˈpərpəˌtrāt
 
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Definición de perpetrate en inglés:

verbo

[with object]
Carry out or commit (a harmful, illegal, or immoral action): a crime has been perpetrated against a sovereign state
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • At some level, if a guy is pathologically committed to perpetrating fraud, you're not going to be able to stop him very often.
  • Why do these criminals feel they can perpetrate such horrendous crimes and get away with it?
  • Violent suppression and opinion monopoly are used by all totalitarian political systems for the purpose of perpetrating their immoral rule.
Sinónimos
commit, carry out, perform, execute, do, effect, bring about, accomplish;
be guilty of, be to blame for, be responsible for, inflict, wreak
informal pull off
formal effectuate

Origen

mid 16th century: from Latin perpetrat- 'performed', from the verb perpetrare, from per- 'to completion' + patrare 'bring about'. In Latin the act perpetrated might be good or bad; in English the verb was first used in the statutes referring to crime, hence the negative association.

Uso

To perpetrate something is to commit it: the gang perpetrated outrages against several citizens. To perpetuate something is to cause it to continue or to keep happening: the stories only serve to perpetuate the legend that the house is haunted.

Derivados

perpetration

1
Pronunciación: /ˌpərpəˈtrāSHən/
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • Four youths were arrested on criminal charges, including third-degree assault, harassment and perpetration of a hate crime.
  • Instead, the indictment charges him with having planned, ordered, instigated, or assisted in the perpetration of these crimes.
  • To my way of thinking, ‘crime’ is defined as the perpetration of harm upon an ‘innocent’ victim.

perpetrator

2
Pronunciación: /-ˌtrātər/
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • However, the call proved to be a hoax and the perpetrator remains unknown to the police.
  • They exercise effective command, control, or authority over the perpetrators.
  • The perpetrator must be rooted out and punished for his unacceptable action.

Words that rhyme with perpetrate

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