2 Matching Annotations
- Dec 2016
Make (something, typically an undesirable situation or an unfounded belief) continue indefinitely.
- ‘The book contains unsubstantiated statements perpetuating old myths and creating confusion.’
- ‘Indeed inheritance under the current system only serves to perpetuate inequality.’
Change in character or composition, typically in a comparatively small but significant way:
- [with object] ‘Eliot was persuaded to alter the passage’
- [no object] ‘our outward appearance alters as we get older’