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From Middle English perpetrat (committed, perteptrated), from Latin perpetrātus, 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.ˌtɹeɪt/
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Verb edit

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.
    perpetrate a murder

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  1. inflection of perpetrare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

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perpetrate f pl

  1. feminine plural of perpetrato

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  1. second-person plural present active imperative of perpetrō

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  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of perpetrar combined with te