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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Cause to continue or prevail. To make a situation, attitude etc, especially a bad one, continue to exist for a long time.

Usage examples (30)
  • We may not consider ourselves to be wealthy, but are we greedy and do we knowingly or unknowingly perpetuate injustices?
  • perpetuate a myth
  • One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that
  • The problem with ransoms, of course, is that every time a ransom is paid it does kind of perpetuate the problem of piracy. for more
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