tr.v. per·pe·trat·ed, per·pe·trat·ing, per·pe·trates
To be responsible for; commit: perpetrate a crime; perpetrate a practical joke.
[Latin perpetrre, perpetrt-, to accomplish : per-, per- + patrre, to bring about (from pater, father; see pter- in Indo-European roots).]
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