Definition of Perform in English :

Define Perform in English

Perform meaning in English

Meaning of Perform in English

Pronunciation of Perform in English

Perform pronunciation in English

Pronounce Perform in English


see synonyms of perform


1. do, execute, perform

carry out or perform an action

Example Sentences:
'John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters'
'the skater executed a triple pirouette'
'she did a little dance'

2. perform

perform a function

Example Sentences:
'Who will perform the wedding?'

3. perform

give a performance (of something)

Example Sentences:
'Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight'
'We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera'

4. do, perform

get (something) done

Example Sentences:
'I did my job'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of perform
to carry out or do (an action)
2. (transitive)
to fulfil or comply with
to perform someone's request
to present or enact (a play, concert, etc) before or otherwise entertain an audience
the group performed Hamlet
4. (intransitive) informal
to accomplish sexual intercourse
he performed well

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see synonyms of perform
verb transitive
to act on so as to accomplish or bring to completion; execute; carry out (a task, process, etc.)
to carry out; meet the requirements of; fulfill (a promise, command, etc.)
to give a performance of; render or enact (a piece of music, a dramatic role, etc.)
verb intransitive
to carry out or execute an action or process; esp., to take part in a musical program, act in a play, dance, etc. before an audience

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of perform
v. per·formed, per·form·ing, per·forms
1. To begin and carry through to completion; do: The surgeon performed the operation.
2. To take action in accordance with the requirements of; fulfill: perform one's contractual obligations.
a. To enact (a feat or role) before an audience.
b. To give a public presentation of; present: My theater group performed a three-act play.
1. To function or accomplish something as expected or required: a car that performs well on curves; workers not performing up to standard.
2. To yield a return on investment: stocks that performed well.
3. To portray a role or demonstrate a skill before an audience: The juggler performed atop a unicycle.
4. To present a dramatic or musical work or other entertainment before an audience.

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