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

v perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

perpetrate a crime”
commit, pull
carry out or commit
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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