An example of perpetuate is commemorating the terrorist attacks of 2001 every year on September 11th.
Origin of perpetuate; from 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 perpetu&amacron;re, perpetu&amacron;t-, from perpetuus, continuous; see perpetual.
- per·pet′u·ance, per·pet′u·a′tion