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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Perpetrate \Per"pe*trate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perpetrated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Perpetrating.] [L. perpetratus, p. p. of
perpetrare to effect, perpetrare; per + patrare to perform.]
To do or perform; to carry through; to execute, commonly in a
bad sense; to commit (as a crime, an offense); to be guilty
of; as, to perpetrate a foul deed.
What the worst perpetrate, or best endure. --Young.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: perform an act, usually with a negative connotation;
"perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery" [syn:
perpetrate, commit, pull]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
27 Moby Thesaurus words for "perpetrate":
accomplish, achieve, be responsible for, bring about, bring off,
bring to pass, carry out, carry through, commit, do, do to, effect,
effectuate, execute, go and do, inflict, make, pay, perform,
produce, pull, pull off, realize, render, take and do, up and do,
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