Perpetuate meaning

pər-pĕch'o͝o-āt'
The definition of perpetuate is to cause something to be remembered or continued.

An example of perpetuate is commemorating the terrorist attacks of 2001 every year on September 11th.

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To cause to continue indefinitely; make perpetual.
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To prolong the existence of; cause to be remembered.

The new library will perpetuate its founder's great love of learning.

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To prolong the existence of.
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To make perpetual; cause to continue or be remembered; preserve from oblivion.
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To make perpetual; to preserve from extinction or oblivion.

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Origin of perpetuate

  • Latin perpetuāre perpetuāt- from perpetuus continuous perpetual
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition