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English definition of “perpetuate”

perpetuate

verb [T]     /pəˈpetʃ.u.eɪt/ US  /pɚˈpetʃ-/ formal
to cause something to continue : Increasing the supply of weapons will only perpetuate the violence and anarchy . The aim of the association is to perpetuate the skills of traditional furniture design .Continue and last perpetuation     /pəˌpetʃ.uˈeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌpɚ.petʃ-/ noun [U] The lack of military action from other countries has contributed to the perpetuation of the civil war .Continue and last
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