Definition of perpetuate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

perpetuate

 verb
verb
NAmE//pərˈpɛtʃuˌeɪt//
 
perpetuate something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they perpetuate
 
he / she / it perpetuates
 
past simple perpetuated
 
-ing form perpetuating
 
 
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to make something such as a bad situation, a belief, etc. continue for a long time to perpetuate injustice This system perpetuated itself for several centuries. Comic books tend to perpetuate the myth that “boys don't cry.”
perpetuation
 
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NAmE//pərˌpɛtʃuˈeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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