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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Perpetrate \Per"pe*trate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perpetrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Perpetrating.] [L. perpetratus, p. p. of perpetrare to effect, perpetrare; per + patrare to perform.] To do or perform; to carry through; to execute, commonly in a bad sense; to commit (as a crime, an offense); to be guilty of; as, to perpetrate a foul deed. [1913 Webster] What the worst perpetrate, or best endure. --Young. [1913 Webster]