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perpetuate

verb

Definition: 1. to make something last or continue, usually for a long time; 2. to make something or somebody be remembered

Synonyms: continue, eternalize, preserve, immortalize, prevail, extend

Antonyms: obliterate, destroy

Tips: When something is perpetual, it is continuous and never-ceasing. When something, like an idea or tradition, is perpetuated, it is kept alive or preserved.

Usage Examples:

The President is looking for ways to perpetuate his strong poll numbers. (preserve, continue)

The computer manufacturer continually looked to technical advances as a means of perpetuating its market leadership. (continuing, extending)

The company’s goal is to perpetuate its reputation as a leader in customer service for generations to come. (preserve)

A fourth straight victory over our rival would perpetuate our superiority and dominance for another year. (extend, continue)


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