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Meaning of PERPETUATE

Pronunciation:  pur'pechoo`eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  cause to continue or prevail; "perpetuate a myth"
 

PERPETUATE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: bear on, carry on, continue, eternize, preserve, uphold

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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 extinction or oblivion; to
    eternize. --Addison. Burke.
    
    
  2. \Per*pet"u*ate\, a. [L. perpetuatus, p. p.]
    Made perpetual; perpetuated. [R.] --Southey.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bolster, conserve, continue, embalm, eternalize, eternize, extend, freeze, hold, immortalize, keep, keep alive, keep fresh, keep going, keep on, keep up, lengthen, maintain, memorialize, monumentalize, perennialize, preserve, preserve from oblivion, prolong, protract, retain, secure, support, sustain
 

 

 

 

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