UK [ˈpɜː(r)pətreɪt] / US [ˈpɜrpəˌtreɪt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "perpetrate":
present tense I/you/we/they perpetrate he/she/it perpetrates present participle perpetrating past tense perpetrated past participle perpetrated formal
to do something that is harmful, illegal, or dishonest

The military perpetrated many human rights abuses during the earliest phase of the conflict.

Derived word:
noun countable
Word forms "perpetrator":
singular perpetrator plural perpetrators

It's time the perpetrators of the crime were brought to justice.

English dictionary. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?
(as something base), , , ,

Look at other dictionaries:

  • perpetrate — per·pe·trate / pər pə ˌtrāt/ vt trat·ed, trat·ing: to carry out or bring about (as a crime) per·pe·tra·tion /ˌpər pə trā shən/ n per·pe·tra·tor / pər pə ˌtrā tər/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • Perpetrate — Per pe*trate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perpetrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perpetrating}.] [L. perpetratus, p. p. of perpetrare to effect, perpetrare; per + patrare to perform.] To do or perform; to carry through; to execute, commonly in a bad sense; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perpetrate — [pʉr′pə trāt΄] vt. perpetrated, perpetrating [< L perpetratus, pp. of perpetrare, to commit, perpetrate, orig., to bring about, achieve < per, thoroughly + patrare, to effect, prob. orig. a ritual term < pater,FATHER, priest] 1. to do or …   English World dictionary

  • perpetrate — (v.) mid 15c., from L. perpetratus, pp. of perpetrare to perform, to accomplish, from per completely + patrare carry out, originally bring into existence, from pater father (see FATHER (Cf. father) (n.)). Neither good nor bad in Latin, first used …   Etymology dictionary

  • perpetrate — *commit Analogous words: accomplish, achieve, effect (see PERFORM) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • perpetrate — [v] be responsible for act, bring about, carry out, commit, do, effect, enact, execute, inflict, perform, pull, up and do*, wreak; concept 91 Ant. abstain …   New thesaurus

  • perpetrate — ► VERB ▪ carry out or commit (a bad or illegal action). DERIVATIVES perpetration noun perpetrator noun. ORIGIN Latin perpetrare perform …   English terms dictionary

  • perpetrate — [ pə:pɪtreɪt] verb carry out or commit (a harmful, illegal, or immoral action). Derivatives perpetration noun perpetrator noun Origin C16: from L. perpetrat , perpetrare perform ; in English the verb was first used in the statutes referring to… …   English new terms dictionary

  • perpetrate — transitive verb ( trated; trating) Etymology: Latin perpetratus, past participle of perpetrare, from per through + patrare to accomplish, from pater father more at father Date: 1537 1. to bring about or carry out (as a crime or deception) ;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • perpetrate — perpetrable /perr pi treuh beuhl/, adj. perpetration, n. perpetrator, n. /perr pi trayt /, v.t., perpetrated, perpetrating. 1. to commit: to perpetrate a crime. 2. to present, execute, or do in a poor or tasteless manner: Who perpetrated this so… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”