Definition of perpetrate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

perpetrate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈpərpəˌtreɪt//
 
(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they perpetrate
 
he / she / it perpetrates
 
past simple perpetrated
 
-ing form perpetrating
 
 
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to commit a crime or do something wrong or evil perpetrate something to perpetrate a crime/fraud/massacre security breaches perpetrated by people working for the company perpetrate something against/upon/on somebody violence perpetrated against women and children
perpetration
 
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NAmE//ˌpərpəˈtreɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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