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 Dictionary entry overview: What does perpetrate mean? 

  The verb PERPETRATE has 1 sense:

1. perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

  Familiarity information: PERPETRATE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1perpetrate [BACK TO TOP]


Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


commit; perpetrate; pull

Context examples:

perpetrate a crime / pull a bank robbery

Hypernyms (to "perpetrate" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "perpetrate"):

make (carry out or commit)

recommit (commit once again, as of a crime)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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