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[per-pech-oo-eyt] /pərˈpɛtʃ uˌeɪt/

verb (used with object), perpetuated, perpetuating.
to make .
to preserve from extinction or oblivion:
to perpetuate one’s name.
(transitive) to cause to continue or prevail: to perpetuate misconceptions

1520s, a back-formation from perpetuation or else from Latin perpetuatus, past participle of perpetuare “to make perpetual,” from perpetuus (see perpetual). Related: Perpetuated; Perpetuating.


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