1. per- "completely" + patrare "carry out, perform, accomplish," originally "bring into existence," originally meant literally 'perform or accomplish in the capacity or quality of a father'.
2. Neither good nor bad in Latin, first used in English in statutes, hence its sense of "perform criminally".
3. per- + petr- (patr-的变体、音变) + -ate.
- perpetrate: see father
- perpetrate (v.)
- 1540s, from Latin perpetratus, past participle of perpetrare "to perform, to accomplish," from per- "completely" + patrare "carry out," originally "bring into existence," from pater "father" (see father (n.)). Earlier in English was perpetren, mid-15c., from Old French perpetrer. Neither good nor bad in Latin, first used in English in statutes, hence its sense of "to perform criminally." Related: Perpetrated; perpetrating.
- 1. Did you perpetrate this terrible poem?
- 你作了这首滥诗 吗 ?
- 2. Only an insane person could perpetrate such a horrible crime.
- 3. Who perpetrate that dreadful extension to the front of the building.
- 4. It works to mobilize public opinion which exerts pressure on individuals who perpetrate abuses.
- 5. Some people who knew Sudan feared that an enraged Mr Bashir would perpetrate fresh atrocities.
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