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verb as in be responsible for

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Suu Kyi is herself a Peace Prize recipient — and later faced trial for an alleged role in a genocide perpetrated against an ethnic minority in the country.

Those who believe in the cause of the farmers are likely to brush aside concerns of propriety when it comes to protest, pointing instead to the violence perpetrated by the state in the run-up to and on Republic Day.

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Blake said his decision to spy for the Soviet Union came after witnessing what he described as atrocities perpetrated by the West.

It’s abhorrent to think that appalling acts in our history were perpetrated by people who were powerless to stop them, because that raises the specter that they might happen again.

Artemisia’s women, on the other hand, defend themselves, scheme and relish in perpetrating violence.

He then had headed undetected back to Syria, where he died perpetrating a suicide bombing in May.

We might start by trying to stem the sale of arms to those who are perpetrating the violence in the first place.

First, can force be used, without Security Council approval, to deter Syria from perpetrating further crimes against humanity?

The regime cannot fall without perpetrating a sea of blood.

She wrote forcefully about the harm caused by discrimination, yet she acquiesced to those perpetrating discriminatory policies.

By perpetrating an act of injustice, which would perpetuate agitation.

For fourteen days the Vandals sacked the city, perpetrating unheard-of cruelties.

He was to prevent the unhappy lady from perpetrating such a sacrilege on the Mediterranean.

To his habit of perpetrating felicitous absurdities I am indebted for "laughter that is worth a hundred groans."

No mercy for the weak who can make no resistance, no scruple about perpetrating a wrong when it can be done in the dark.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to perpetrating, such as: commit, execute, carry out, wreak, inflict, and pull.

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