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perpetuate

per·pet·u·ate

perpetuate

 
pronunciation:
pr pe chu eIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: perpetuated, perpetuates, perpetuating
definition: to cause to last or be remembered.
This interesting tradition has been perpetuated for centuries in the highlands.The local storytellers continue to perpetuate the legend of the ghostly highwayman.The elopement of the young couple only perpetuated the feud between the two families.
antonyms:
obliterate
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derivations: perpetuation (n.), perpetuator (n.)