perpetrate

  • 1 perpetrate — per·pe·trate / pər pə ˌtrāt/ vt trat·ed, trat·ing: to carry out or bring about (as a crime) per·pe·tra·tion /ˌpər pə trā shən/ n per·pe·tra·tor / pər pə ˌtrā tər/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …

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  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 perpetrate — [pʉr′pə trāt΄] vt. perpetrated, perpetrating [< L perpetratus, pp. of perpetrare, to commit, perpetrate, orig., to bring about, achieve < per, thoroughly + patrare, to effect, prob. orig. a ritual term < pater,FATHER, priest] 1. to do or …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 perpetrate — (v.) mid 15c., from L. perpetratus, pp. of perpetrare to perform, to accomplish, from per completely + patrare carry out, originally bring into existence, from pater father (see FATHER (Cf. father) (n.)). Neither good nor bad in Latin, first used …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 perpetrate — *commit Analogous words: accomplish, achieve, effect (see PERFORM) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 perpetrate — [v] be responsible for act, bring about, carry out, commit, do, effect, enact, execute, inflict, perform, pull, up and do*, wreak; concept 91 Ant. abstain …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 perpetrate — ► VERB ▪ carry out or commit (a bad or illegal action). DERIVATIVES perpetration noun perpetrator noun. ORIGIN Latin perpetrare perform …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 perpetrate — [ pə:pɪtreɪt] verb carry out or commit (a harmful, illegal, or immoral action). Derivatives perpetration noun perpetrator noun Origin C16: from L. perpetrat , perpetrare perform ; in English the verb was first used in the statutes referring to… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 9 perpetrate — UK [ˈpɜː(r)pətreɪt] / US [ˈpɜrpəˌtreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms perpetrate : present tense I/you/we/they perpetrate he/she/it perpetrates present participle perpetrating past tense perpetrated past participle perpetrated formal to do… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 perpetrate — transitive verb ( trated; trating) Etymology: Latin perpetratus, past participle of perpetrare, from per through + patrare to accomplish, from pater father more at father Date: 1537 1. to bring about or carry out (as a crime or deception) ;… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 perpetrate — perpetrable /perr pi treuh beuhl/, adj. perpetration, n. perpetrator, n. /perr pi trayt /, v.t., perpetrated, perpetrating. 1. to commit: to perpetrate a crime. 2. to present, execute, or do in a poor or tasteless manner: Who perpetrated this so… …

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  • 12 perpetrate — See perpetrate, perpetuate …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 13 perpetrate — verb Perpetrate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑act, ↑atrocity, ↑crime, ↑deed, ↑hoax, ↑horror, ↑massacre, ↑murder, ↑outrage, ↑violence …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 perpetrate —  , perpetuate  Occasionally confused. To perpetrate is to commit or perform. To perpetuate is to prolong or, literally, to make perpetual. The Boston Strangler perpetrated a series of murders. Those who write about him perpetuate his notoriety …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 15 perpetrate — per•pe•trate [[t]ˈpɜr pɪˌtreɪt[/t]] v. t. trat•ed, trat•ing to carry out; enact; commit: to perpetrate a hoax[/ex] • Etymology: 1540–50; < L perpetrātus, ptp. of perpetrāre=per per + petrāre, comb. form of patrāre to father, bring about, der.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 perpetrate — [“pa^patret] in. to pose; to pretend. □ Terry is always walking around perpetrating. He sure wants people to think he’s somebody. □ Look at her clothes. Have you ever seen anyone perpetrate like that? …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 17 perpetrate — verb To be guilty of, or responsible for a crime etc; to commit. See Also: perpetration, perpetrator …

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  • 18 perpetrate — Synonyms and related words: accomplish, achieve, be responsible for, bring about, bring off, bring to pass, carry out, carry through, commit, do, do to, effect, effectuate, execute, go and do, inflict, make, pay, perform, produce, pull, pull off …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 perpetrate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. commit, inflict; perform, do, practice. See action. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. commit, execute, pull off*; see perform 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. do, perform, carry out, commit, transact,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 perpetrate — per|pe|trate [ˈpə:pıtreıt US ˈpə:r ] v [T] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of perpetrare to achieve something ] to do something that is morally wrong or illegal →↑commit ▪ Who could have perpetrated such a dreadful… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English