from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to continue indefinitely; make perpetual.
- transitive v. To prolong the existence of; cause to be remembered: The new library will perpetuate its founder's great love of learning.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make perpetual.
- v. To prolong the existence of.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make perpetual; to cause to endure, or to be continued, indefinitely; to preserve from extinction or oblivion; to eternize.
- adj. Made perpetual; perpetuated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make perpetual; cause to endure or to continue or be continued indefinitely; preserve from failure, extinction, or oblivion: as, to perpetuate the remembrance of a great event or of an illustrious character.
- Made perpetual; continued through the ages, or for an indefinite time; recurring continuously; continually repeated or reiterated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to continue or prevail
Latin perpetuāre, perpetuāt-, from perpetuus, continuous; see perpetual.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)