The bank robber will perpetrate a crime.
When you go out and rob a bank, this is an example of a time when you perpetrate a theft.
transitive verb-·trat·ed, -·trat·ing
- to do or perform (something evil, criminal, or offensive); be guilty of
- to commit (a blunder), impose (a hoax), etc.
Origin of perpetratefrom Classical Latin perpetratus, past participle of perpetrare, to commit, perpetrate, origin, originally , to bring about, achieve from per, thoroughly + patrare, to effect, probably origin, originally a ritual term from pater, father, priest
transitive verbper·pe·trat·ed, per·pe·trat·ing, per·pe·trates
Origin of perpetrateLatin perpetrāre perpetrāt- to accomplish per- per- patrāre to bring about ( from pater father ; see pəter- in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present perpetrates, present participle perpetrating, simple past and past participle perpetrated)