American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cause to continue indefinitely; make perpetual.
- v. To prolong the existence of; cause to be remembered: The new library will perpetuate its founder's great love of learning.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make perpetual; to cause to endure, or to be continued, indefinitely; to preserve from extinction or oblivion; to eternize.
- adj. rare Made perpetual; perpetuated.
- v. cause to continue or prevail
- Latin perpetuāre, perpetuāt-, from perpetuus, continuous; see perpetual. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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