Definition of “perpetrate” - English Dictionary

“perpetrate” in British English

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perpetrateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈpɜː.pə.treɪt/ us /ˈpɝː.pə.treɪt/ formal
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.

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

“perpetrate” in American English

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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.

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