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perpetrateverb [T]

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

uk   /ˈpɜː.pə.treɪt/  us   /ˈpɝː.pə.treɪt/ formal
to commit a crime or a violent or harmful act: In this country, half of all violent crime is perpetrated by people who have been drinking alcohol. Federal soldiers have been accused of perpetrating atrocities against innocent people.
perpetration
noun [U] uk   /ˌpɜː.pəˈtreɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌpɝː.pəˈtreɪ.ʃən/
Human rights activists have accused the country's government of a systematic perpetration of violence against minority groups.
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