Definition of 'perpetrate'
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`And how, precisely, do you think I, who am under lock and key myself, could perpetrate such an outrage? THE RIVAL QUEENS: A COUNTESS ASHBY DE LA ZOUCHE MYSTERY (2002)It is a place he could go to -- where you and others doubtless went -- to, to perpetrate whatever disgusting and illegal acts you favour! THE LAST RAVEN (2002)
"I don't understand how you can perpetrate a fraud like this on your family. NOBODY'S BABY BUT MINE (2002)
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Translations for 'perpetrate'
British English: perpetrate VERB
If someone perpetrates a crime or any other immoral or harmful act, they do it.
A high proportion of crime in any country is perpetrated by young males in their teens and twenties.
Definition of perpetrate from the Collins English Dictionary
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