Perpetrate Per"pe*trate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perpetrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perpetrating}.] [L. perpetratus, p. p. of perpetrare to effect, perpetrare; per + patrare to perform.] To do or perform; to carry through; to execute, commonly in a bad sense; to commit (as a crime, an offense); to be guilty of; as, to perpetrate a foul deed. [1913 Webster]

What the worst perpetrate, or best endure. --Young. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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