perpetuate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Latin perpetuatus, past participle of perpetuare, from perpetuus Date: 1530 to make perpetual or cause to last indefinitely <
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perpetuation nounperpetuator noun

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  • perpetuate — per·pet·u·ate /pər pe chə ˌwāt/ vt at·ed, at·ing: to preserve or make available (testimony) for later use at a trial by means of deposition esp. when the evidence so gathered would be otherwise unavailable or lost ◇ Courts will not allow the… …   Law dictionary

  • Perpetuate — Per*pet u*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perpetuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perpetuating}.] [L. perpetuatus, p. p. of perpetuare to perpetuate. See {Perpetual}.] To make perpetual; to cause to endure, or to be continued, indefinitely; to preserve from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perpetuate — Per*pet u*ate, a. [L. perpetuatus, p. p.] Made perpetual; perpetuated. [R.] Southey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perpetuate — 1520s, from pp. stem of L. perpetuare, from perpetuus (see PERPETUAL (Cf. perpetual)). Related: Perpetuated; Perpetuating …   Etymology dictionary

  • perpetuate — [v] keep going bolster, conserve, continue, eternalize, eternize, immortalize, keep, keep alive, keep in existence, keep up, maintain, preserve, secure, support, sustain; concept 239 Ant. cease, halt, prevent, stop …   New thesaurus

  • perpetuate — ► VERB ▪ cause to continue indefinitely. DERIVATIVES perpetuation noun perpetuator noun. ORIGIN Latin perpetuare make permanent …   English terms dictionary

  • perpetuate — [pər pech′o͞o āt΄] vt. perpetuated, perpetuating [< L perpetuatus, pp. of perpetuare] to make perpetual; cause to continue or be remembered; preserve from oblivion perpetuation n. perpetuator n …   English World dictionary

  • perpetuate — verb ADVERB ▪ just, merely, only, simply ▪ Giving these events a lot of media coverage merely perpetuates the problem. ▪ thereby VERB + PERPETUATE …   Collocations dictionary

  • perpetuate — UK [pə(r)ˈpetʃueɪt] / US [pərˈpetʃueɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms perpetuate : present tense I/you/we/they perpetuate he/she/it perpetuates present participle perpetuating past tense perpetuated past participle perpetuated to make something… …   English dictionary

  • perpetuate — perpetuable, adj. perpetuation, perpetuance /peuhr pech ooh euhns/, n. perpetuator, n. /peuhr pech ooh ayt /, v.t., perpetuated, perpetuating. 1. to make perpetual. 2. to preserve from extinction or oblivion: to perpetuate one s name. [1520 30; < …   Universalium

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