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verb [transitive] perpetuate pronunciation in American English /pərˈpetʃueɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyperpetuate
he/she/itperpetuates
present participleperpetuating
past tenseperpetuated
past participleperpetuated
  1. to make something such as a situation or process continue, especially one that is wrong, unfair, or dangerous

    Current economic policy only serves to perpetuate the divide between the rich and the poor.

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 perpetuate pronunciation in American English /pərˌpetʃuˈeɪʃ(ə)n/  noun [uncountable]

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