perpetrate


perpetrate
per·pe·trate /'pər-pə-ˌtrāt/ vt -trat·ed, -trat·ing: to carry out or bring about (as a crime)
per·pe·tra·tion /ˌpər-pə-'trā-shən/ n
per·pe·tra·tor /'pər-pə-ˌtrā-tər/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

perpetrate
I verb accomplish, achieve, be guilty of, bring about, bring to pass, carry into execution, carry off, carry on, carry out, carry through, commit, committere, do, effect, effectuate, execute, follow through, fulfill, implement, impose, inflict, maneuver, manipulate, perform, produce, put into action, put into effect, take measures, transact, work, work out associated concepts: perpetrate a crime II index execute (accomplish), operate, perform (execute)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


perpetrate
v.
To commit a crime or other wrongful act.
n.
perpetration

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Synonyms:
(as something base), , , ,


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perpetrate — [pʉr′pə trāt΄] vt. perpetrated, perpetrating [< L perpetratus, pp. of perpetrare, to commit, perpetrate, orig., to bring about, achieve < per, thoroughly + patrare, to effect, prob. orig. a ritual term < pater,FATHER, priest] 1. to do or …   English World dictionary

  • perpetrate — (v.) mid 15c., from L. perpetratus, pp. of perpetrare to perform, to accomplish, from per completely + patrare carry out, originally bring into existence, from pater father (see FATHER (Cf. father) (n.)). Neither good nor bad in Latin, first used …   Etymology dictionary

  • perpetrate — *commit Analogous words: accomplish, achieve, effect (see PERFORM) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • perpetrate — [v] be responsible for act, bring about, carry out, commit, do, effect, enact, execute, inflict, perform, pull, up and do*, wreak; concept 91 Ant. abstain …   New thesaurus

  • perpetrate — ► VERB ▪ carry out or commit (a bad or illegal action). DERIVATIVES perpetration noun perpetrator noun. ORIGIN Latin perpetrare perform …   English terms dictionary

  • perpetrate — [ pə:pɪtreɪt] verb carry out or commit (a harmful, illegal, or immoral action). Derivatives perpetration noun perpetrator noun Origin C16: from L. perpetrat , perpetrare perform ; in English the verb was first used in the statutes referring to… …   English new terms dictionary

  • perpetrate — UK [ˈpɜː(r)pətreɪt] / US [ˈpɜrpəˌtreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms perpetrate : present tense I/you/we/they perpetrate he/she/it perpetrates present participle perpetrating past tense perpetrated past participle perpetrated formal to do… …   English dictionary

  • perpetrate — transitive verb ( trated; trating) Etymology: Latin perpetratus, past participle of perpetrare, from per through + patrare to accomplish, from pater father more at father Date: 1537 1. to bring about or carry out (as a crime or deception) ;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • perpetrate — perpetrable /perr pi treuh beuhl/, adj. perpetration, n. perpetrator, n. /perr pi trayt /, v.t., perpetrated, perpetrating. 1. to commit: to perpetrate a crime. 2. to present, execute, or do in a poor or tasteless manner: Who perpetrated this so… …   Universalium


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