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EtymologyEdit

From Latin perpetratus, past participle of perpetrare (to carry through), from per (through) + patrare (to perform), akin to potis (able), potens (powerful); see potent.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpɜː(ɹ).pə.ˌtɹaɪt/

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perpetrate (third-person singular simple present perpetrates, present participle perpetrating, simple past and past participle perpetrated)

  1. (transitive) To be guilty of, or responsible for a crime etc; to commit.

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