perpetuate [per-pech-oo-eyt] SynonymsWord Origin verb (used with object), per·pet·u·at·ed, per·pet·u·at·ing.
- to make .
- to preserve from extinction or oblivion: to perpetuate one’s name.
Origin of perpetuate First recorded in 1520–30, perpetuate is from the Latin word perpetuātus (past participle of perpetuāre, derivative of perpetuus uninterrupted). See, Related formsper·pet·u·a·ble, adjectiveper·pet·u·a·tion, per·pet·u·ance [per-pech-oo-uhns] /pərˈpɛtʃ u əns/, nounper·pet·u·a·tor, nounnon·per·pet·u·ance, nounnon·per·pet·u·a·tion, nounun·per·pet·u·a·ble, adjectiveun·per·pet·u·at·ed, adjectiveun·per·pet·u·at·ing, adjectiveCan be confused perpetuateSynonyms for perpetuate 2. , , . British Dictionary definitions for perpetuance perpetuate verb
- (tr) to cause to continue or prevailto perpetuate misconceptions
Derived Formsperpetuation, nounWord Origin for perpetuate C16: from Latin perpetuāre to continue without interruption, from perpetuus perpetual xref SeeWord Origin and History for perpetuance perpetuate v.
1520s, a back-formation from perpetuation or else from Latin perpetuatus, past participle of perpetuare “to make perpetual,” from perpetuus (see). Related: Perpetuated; Perpetuating.