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perpetuate (v.)

"cause to endure or to continue indefinitely, preserve from extinction or oblivion," 1520s, a back-formation from perpetuation or else from Latin perpetuatus, past participle of perpetuare "to make perpetual," from perpetuus "continuous, universal" (see perpetual). Related: Perpetuated; Perpetuating.

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Definitions of perpetuate from WordNet

perpetuate (v.)
cause to continue or prevail;
perpetuate a myth
From wordnet.princeton.edu