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verb as in be responsible for

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Bush and his advisers were mortified that they had allowed this uniquely horrific attack on American soil, and their focus was on punishing those who had perpetrated it, as well as those who sheltered them.

The corruption and fraud that is being perpetrated by our government is absurd.

From Time

Without fully understanding what steps were taken, if any, to investigate these alleged crimes, there is no assurance that the individuals who may have perpetrated these crimes have been apprehended.

In a New York Times Magazine article last year, Francesca Mari documented the egregious harms perpetrated by these landlords on struggling Americans.

From Vox

That decade saw some of the worst state-sanctioned racial violence perpetrated along the border.

As in Nazi Germany, it is usually governments driven by greed or power calculations that perpetrate such crimes.

If the auctioneer could afterward do this he might change the name, substitute another, and so perpetrate a fraud.

The evils forbidden therein none should perpetrate, either on others or on himself.

It is notorious that a mob will commit atrocities which a single individual could scarcely be tempted to perpetrate.

Occasionally they are joined by Indians, and these latter are always conspicuous for the cruelties they perpetrate.

But surely Christianity should not be condemned for what it forbids men to perpetrate under pain of the Divine displeasure.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to perpetrate, such as: carry out, commit, execute, inflict, wreak, and act.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.