What does the word perpetuate mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Perpetuation.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To make perpetual.

Usage examples for perpetuate

  1. But the old order did not perish without efforts to perpetuate itself. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  2. Because these lovers are traitors secretly striving to perpetuate all this misery and turmoil that otherwise would come to a timely end. – Essays of Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  3. We have no desire, however, to perpetuate the popular impression, that all the said properties had been patented by himself to himself. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding