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perpetrate

It's possible to perpetrate a good deed, but not likely. That's because perpetrate means to commit or be responsible for something — usually something mischievous or bad.

If you manage to slip a whoopee cushion under your teacher's rear without her seeing it, then you've perpetrated a classic prank. But if you use your wily ways to break into the bank's safe, then you've just turned yourself into "a felony-class perpetrator." So do yourself a favor and stick to perpetrating lesser crimes.

Definitions of perpetrate
  1. verb
    perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    perpetrate a crime”
    synonyms: commit, pull
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    types:
    make
    carry out or commit
    recommit
    commit once again, as of a crime
    type of:
    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
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