Synonyms of perpetrate
commitDictionary • What kind of person perpetrated this crime?
commit • I have never committed any crime.
do • I was trying to do some work.
perform • people who have performed outstanding acts of bravery
effect • Prospects for effecting real political change have taken a step backward.
be responsible for
execute • We are going to execute our campaign plan to the letter.
wreak • Violent storms wreaked havoc on the coast.
usage note:Perpetrate and perpetuate are sometimes confused: he must answer for the crimes he has perpetrated (not perpetuated); the book helped to perpetuate (not perpetrate) some of the myths surrounding his early life.
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commitIf someone commits a crime or a sin, they do something illegal or bad.
• I have never committed any crime.
doWhen you do something, you take some action or perform an activity or task. Do is often used instead of a more specific verb, to talk about a common action involving a particular thing. For example you can say 'do your teeth' instead of 'brush your teeth'.
• I was trying to do some work.
effectIf you effect something that you are trying to achieve, you succeed in causing it to happen.
• Prospects for effecting real political change have taken a step backward.
Thesaurus for perpetrate from the Collins English Thesaurus
to perform or be responsible for (a deception, crime, etc)