Meaning of “perpetuate” in the English Dictionary

"perpetuate" in British English

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perpetuateverb [ T ]

uk /pəˈpetʃ.u.eɪt/ us /pɚˈpetʃ.u.eɪt/ formal
perpetuation
noun [ U ] uk /pəˌpetʃ.uˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌpɚ.petʃ.uˈeɪ.ʃən/

The lack of military action from other countries has contributed to the perpetuation of the civil war.

(Definition of “perpetuate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"perpetuate" in American English

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perpetuateverb [ T ]

us /pərˈpetʃ·uˌeɪt/

to cause something to continue:

The movie perpetuates stereotypes of small-town life.

(Definition of “perpetuate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)