perpetrate

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verb per·pe·trate \ˈpər-pə-ˌtrāt\

Definition of perpetrate

perpetrated

perpetrating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to bring about or carry out (as a crime or deception) :  commit

  3. 2 :  to produce, perform, or execute (something likened to a crime) <perpetrate a pun>

perpetration

play \ˌpər-pə-ˈtrā-shən\ noun

perpetrator

play \ˈpər-pə-ˌtrā-tər\ noun

Examples of perpetrate in a sentence

  1. The men were planning to perpetrate a robbery.

  2. The attack was perpetrated by a street gang.

  3. He vowed revenge for the crime perpetrated on his family.

Origin and Etymology of perpetrate

Latin perpetratus, past participle of perpetrare, from per- through + patrare to accomplish, from pater father — more at father


First Known Use: 1537


PERPETRATE Defined for English Language Learners

perpetrate

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verb per·pe·trate \ˈpər-pə-ˌtrāt\

Definition of perpetrate for English Language Learners

  • : to do (something that is illegal or wrong)


PERPETRATE Defined for Kids

perpetrate

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verb per·pe·trate \ˈpər-pə-ˌtrāt\

Definition of perpetrate for Students

perpetrated

perpetrating

  1. :  to bring about or carry out :  commit <Thieves perpetrated the crime.>

perpetrator

\ˈpər-pə-ˌtrā-tər\ noun

Law Dictionary

perpetrate

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transitive verb per·pe·trate \ˈpər-pə-ˌtrāt\

Legal Definition of perpetrate

perpetrated

perpetrating

  1. :  to carry out or bring about (as a crime)

perpetration

\ˌpər-pə-ˈtrā-shən\ play noun

perpetrator

\ˈpər-pə-ˌtrā-tər\ play noun


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