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 Dictionary entry overview: What does perpetuate mean? 

  The verb PERPETUATE has 1 sense:

1. cause to continue or prevail

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

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1perpetuate [BACK TO TOP]


Cause to continue or prevail

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

perpetuate a myth

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

bear on; carry on; continue; preserve; uphold (keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last)

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

eternize (cause to continue indefinitely)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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