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"perpetuate" in British English

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perpetuateverb [T]

uk   /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 ​traditionalfurnituredesign.
perpetuation
noun [U] uk   /pəˌpetʃ.uˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌpɚ.petʃ-/
The ​lack of ​militaryaction from other ​countries has ​contributed to the perpetuation of the ​civilwar.
(Definition of perpetuate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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perpetuateverb [T]

 us   /pərˈpetʃ·uˌeɪt/
to ​cause something to ​continue: The ​movie perpetuates ​stereotypes of ​small-townlife.
(Definition of perpetuate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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