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Meaning of PERPETRATE

Pronunciation:  'purpi`treyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
 

PERPETRATE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: commit, pull
 
 See Also: act, make, move, recommit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

      What the worst perpetrate, or best endure. --Young.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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, realize, render, take and do, up and do, wreak
 

 

 

 

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