AskDefine | Define perpetrate

Dictionary Definition

perpetrate v : perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery" [syn: commit, pull]

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  1. To be guilty of, or responsible for a crime etc; to commit.

Derived terms


To be guilty of, or responsible for; to commit



  1. Form of Second-person plural imperative, perpetrare#Italian|perpetrare

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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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