perpetrate vs perpetuate : Common Errors in English

About perpetrate vs perpetuate

“Perpetrate” is something criminals do (criminals are sometimes called"perps” in cop slang). When you seek to continue something you aretrying to perpetuate it.

perpetrate Meaning(s)

  • (v) perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

perpetuate Meaning(s)

  • (v) cause to continue or prevail

perpetrate in News

  • Wire transfer company warns of “family scams”

    VIRGINIA BEACH -- MoneyGram, a money transfer company, is fighting back against the criminals who give their company a bad name. Often, thieves target unsuspecting victims with stories that lure them into wiring money, which turns out to be a scam. "We hate it when fraudsters use our services to perpetrate fraud," says MoneyGram spokesperson, Mike Gutierrez. The company is sending out a warning ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: 13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads

perpetuate in News

  1. SEC Uses HFT Firm-Designed Tool To Find That HFT Doesn't Cause Flash Crashes

    Just when one thought the SEC has hit rock bottom in stupidity, corruption and porn-addiction terms, to paraphrase the beloved Dennis Gartman, it whips out a shovel and starts digging. Today's case in point: a report by the agency that Mary Schapiro made into Wall Street's punching bag (and whose legacy her Morgan Stanley-friendly replacement is set to perpetuate) according to which "unexplained ...
    on June 19, 2013 Source: Zero Hedge

  2. PTC Council and traffic on Hwy. 54W.: Trail of red herrings

    Roadblocks erected by Mayor Haddix and Mr. Dienhart in the Peachtree City Council threaten to perpetuate and expand the traffic jam on Ga. Highway 54 West. The commercial development at Line Creek Drive south of Hwy. 54 continues to languish but remains the focus of political diatribe. The roadblocks are caused, in my humble opinion, by the mayor’s misunderstandings regarding traffic, traffic ...
    on June 19, 2013 Source: The Fayette Citizen

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