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perpetuated, past tense; perpetuates, 3rd person singular present; perpetuating, present participle; perpetuated, past participle;
  1. Make (something, typically an undesirable situation or an unfounded belief) continue indefinitely
    • - the law perpetuated the interests of the ruling class
  2. Preserve (something valued) from oblivion or extinction
    • - how did these first humans survive to perpetuate the species?

  1. cause to continue or prevail; "perpetuate a myth"
  2. (perpetuation) prolongation: the act of prolonging something; "there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks"
  3. To make perpetual; To prolong the existence of
  4. (perpetuated) cause to exist for a long time
  5. (perpetuation) an event that repeats itself without the need for maintenance.
  6. To cause something to continue; to preserve from oblivion