PERPETRATE: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for PERPETRATE?

Need another word that means the same as “perpetrate”? Find 14 synonyms and 30 related words for “perpetrate” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Perpetrate” are: commit, pull, carry out, perform, execute, do, effect, bring about, be guilty of, be to blame for, be responsible for, accomplish, inflict, wreak

Perpetrate as a Verb

Definitions of "Perpetrate" as a verb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “perpetrate” as a verb can have the following definitions:

  • Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation.
  • Carry out or commit (a harmful, illegal, or immoral action.

Synonyms of "Perpetrate" as a verb (14 Words)

accomplishAchieve or complete successfully.
Once this form has been accomplished the applicant needs to secure supporting documents.
be guilty ofBe priced at.
be responsible forWork in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function.
be to blame forTo remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted — used only in infinitive form.
bring aboutBe accompanied by.
carry outBe able to feed.
commitRefer a parliamentary or legislative bill to a committee.
They were reluctant to commit themselves to an opinion.
doGet something done.
He s doing bistro food.
effectAct so as to bring into existence.
Effect a change.
executePerform (a skilful action or manoeuvre.
Not only does she execute embroideries she designs them too.
inflictImpose something unpleasant.
They inflicted serious injuries on three other men.
performPerform a function.
Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight.
pullCause to move by pulling.
Pull your knees towards your chin.
wreakAvenge (someone who has been wronged.
Torrential rainstorms wreaked havoc yesterday.

Usage Examples of "Perpetrate" as a verb

  • Perpetrate a crime.
  • A crime has been perpetrated against a sovereign state.

Associations of "Perpetrate" (30 Words)

adulteryVoluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not their spouse.
She was committing adultery with a much younger man.
cheatAn act of cheating a fraud or deception.
She cheated death in a spectacular crash.
cheatingViolating accepted standards or rules.
chicaneryThe use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them.
Storylines packed with political chicanery.
collusionCollusion between ostensible opponents in a lawsuit.
The armed forces were working in collusion with drug traffickers.
complicityThe fact or condition of being involved with others in an activity that is unlawful or morally wrong.
They were accused of complicity in the attempt to overthrow the government.
conspiracyThe action of plotting or conspiring.
A conspiracy to destroy the government.
conspiratorA member of a conspiracy.
Conspirators had planned to seize the state.
conspire(of events or circumstances) seem to be working together to bring about a particular negative result.
Everything conspires to exacerbate the situation.
cozenAct with artful deceit.
He cozened the money out of the old man.
deceitThe act of deceiving.
A series of lies and deceits.
deceiveBe sexually unfaithful to (one’s regular partner.
The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house.
deceptionAn illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers.
A range of elaborate deceptions.
deceptiveGiving an appearance or impression different from the true one; misleading.
He put the question with deceptive casualness.
deludeMake (someone) believe something that is not true.
Too many theorists have deluded the public.
embezzlementThe fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else.
Charges of fraud and embezzlement.
fraudIntentional deception resulting in injury to another person.
Prosecutions for social security frauds.
hoaxSubject to a playful hoax or joke.
A hoax 999 call.
hoodwinkInfluence by slyness.
Staff were hoodwinked into thinking the cucumber was a sawn off shotgun.
humbugDeceptive or false talk or behaviour.
She was always ready to help him provided he didn t humbug.
illegalityUnlawfulness by virtue of violating some legal statute.
Proceedings will be required to establish the illegality of the act.
liarA person who tells lies.
The man was a notorious liar.
peculationThe fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else.
phonyFraudulent; having a misleading appearance.
pseudo(often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of.
A pseudo esthete.
scamA dishonest scheme; a fraud.
A guy that scams old pensioners out of their savings.
scandalRumour or malicious gossip about scandalous events or actions.
I know that you would want no scandal attached to her name.
suspicionA feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true.
A suspicion of a smile.
swindleDeprive of by deceit.
A businessman swindled investors out of millions of pounds.
swindlerA person who uses deception to deprive someone of money or possessions.
He used his charm to become a small time swindler.

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