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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To be guilty of doing. To do something that is morally wrong or illegal.

Usage examples (28)
  • Who could have perpetrated such a dreadful crime?
  • perpetrate a crime
  • What a comment on our culture when people "perpetrate" themselves in order to claim victimhod.
  • "What absurdity is Frank about to perpetrate now?" for more
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