1. To preserve from extinction or oblivion
2. To cause to continue indefinitely
3. To prolong the existence of something
Duracell! You must be wondering why Duracell. What is their tag line?
Last Long Really Long!!!!!
When you perpetuate something, you want it to last long.
NOTE: Don’t confuse Perpetuate with Perpetrate which means to commit a criminal act.
1. Films and television, to a large extent, are responsible for perpetuating violence among youth.
2. The new library will perpetuate its founder’s great love of learning.
3. Meeting this with military intervention can only perpetuate the cycle.
4. A strong sense of the value and blessings of union induced the people, at a very early period, to institute a federal government to preserve and perpetuate it.
5. A weak foreign policy only perpetuates trouble brewing between two neighboring countries.
6. Numerous sightings in the county only perpetuated the claims that aliens existed.
7. The lies of big corporate companies has perpetuated the use of harmful GM crops.