There are things that you want to last forever however there are things which you want to perpetuate as long as it can be. There are things as well which you do not want to perpetuate like rumors, bad name or some controversy. It is a verb.
Meanings of Perpetuate:
1. To preserve from extinction or oblivion
2. To cause to continue indefinitely
3. To prolong the existence of something
Master’s Tip to Learn Perpetuate:
Duracell! You must be wondering why Duracell. What is their tag line?
Last Long Really Long!!!!!
When you perpetuate something, you want it to last long.
NOTE: Don’t confuse Perpetuate with Perpetrate which means to commit a criminal act.
Sentence examples for Perpetuate:
1. Films and television, to a large extent, are responsible for perpetuating violence among youth.
2. The new library will perpetuate its founder’s great love of learning.
3. Meeting this with military intervention can only perpetuate the cycle.
4. A strong sense of the value and blessings of union induced the people, at a very early period, to institute a federal government to preserve and perpetuate it.
5. A weak foreign policy only perpetuates trouble brewing between two neighboring countries.
6. Numerous sightings in the county only perpetuated the claims that aliens existed.
7. The lies of big corporate companies has perpetuated the use of harmful GM crops.