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 for perpetrate
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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           What the worst perpetrate, or best endure. --Young.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  perpetrate
      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,
     wreak
  
  

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