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Meaning of perpetrate

per•pe•trate

Pronunciation: (pûr'pi-trāt"), [key]
— -trat•ed, -trat•ing.
  1. to commit: to perpetrate a crime.
  2. to present, execute, or do in a poor or tasteless manner: Who perpetrated this so-called comedy?
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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