The construction of the One World Trade and the 9/11 Memorial will perpetuate the memory of the lives that were lost on that day.
An example of perpetuate is commemorating the terrorist attacks of 2001 every year on September 11th.
transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
Origin of perpetuatefrom Classical Latin perpetuatus, past participle of perpetuare
transitive verbper·pet·u·at·ed, per·pet·u·at·ing, per·pet·u·ates
- To cause to continue indefinitely; make perpetual.
- To prolong the existence of; cause to be remembered: The new library will perpetuate its founder's great love of learning.
Origin of perpetuateLatin perpetuāre perpetuāt- from perpetuus continuous ; see perpetual .
- per·pet′u·ance per·pet′u·a′tion