perpetuate

[ per-pech-oo-eyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF perpetuate
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERPETUATE

As long as you keep that promise, you perpetuate that wrong.

Mr. Arundel was aware of the tradition, and he desired to perpetuate it.

By what power do the Mormons perpetuate their system of polygamy?

The Royal House ought to be grateful to me:—I am helping to perpetuate it.

His attitude, as I drove up, was one which Hunt would have delighted to perpetuate.

He built, as it were, a pyramid of books to perpetuate his name: but, alas!

No statues of marble or of bronze need be raised to perpetuate his memory.

The newspapers supply the demand and by supplying extend and perpetuate it.

They perpetuate their respect for Royalty in the very name they took.

You are contributing to perpetuate one of the sorest scourges of our world.

WORD ORIGIN

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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