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  1. perpetuate

    • IPA[pərˈpeCHəˌwāt]

    美式

    • v.
      make (something, typically an undesirable situation or an unfounded belief) continue indefinitely;preserve (something valued) from oblivion or extinction
    • verb: perpetuate, 3rd person present: perpetuates, gerund or present participle: perpetuating, past tense: perpetuated, past participle: perpetuated

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    動詞

    • 1. make (something, typically an undesirable situation or an unfounded belief) continue indefinitely the law perpetuated the interests of the ruling class
    • preserve (something valued) from oblivion or extinction how did these first humans survive to perpetuate the species?
    • adj.
      perpetuating itself or oneself without external agency or intervention: the self-perpetuating power of the bureaucracy

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • adj.
      perpetuating itself or oneself without external agency or intervention: the self-perpetuating power of the bureaucracy

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[pəˈpɛtʃʊeɪt]

    英式

    • v.
      make (something) continue indefinitely: the confusion was perpetuated through inadvertence a monument to perpetuate the memory of those killed in the war

    Oxford Dictionary

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