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English definition of “perpetrate”


verb [T]  /ˈpɜr·pɪˌtreɪt/ us  
to commit a crime or other harmful act: We will find the person who perpetrated this crime.
noun [C]  /ˈpɜr·pɪˌtreɪ·t̬ər/ us  
He promised vigorous action against the perpetrators of this crime.
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