Perpetrate Definition

pûrpĭ-trāt
perpetrated, perpetrates, perpetrating
verb
perpetrated, perpetrates, perpetrating
To be responsible for; commit.
Perpetrate a crime; perpetrate a practical joke.
American Heritage
To do or perform (something evil, criminal, or offensive); be guilty of.
Webster's New World
To commit (a blunder), impose (a hoax), etc.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Perpetrate

  • From Latin perpetratus, past participle of perpetrare (“to carry through"), from per (“through") + patrare (“to perform"), akin to potis (“able"), potens (“powerful"); see potent.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin perpetrāre perpetrāt- to accomplish per- per- patrāre to bring about (from pater father pəter- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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