perform, execute, doverb
carry out or perform an action
"John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
perform a function
"Who will perform the wedding?"
give a performance (of something)
"Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"
get (something) done
"I did my job"
To do something; to execute.
To do something in front of an audience, often in order to entertain it.
to carry through; to bring to completion; to achieve; to accomplish; to execute; to do
to discharge; to fulfill; to act up to; as, to perform a duty; to perform a promise or a vow
to represent; to act; to play; as in drama
to do, execute, or accomplish something; to acquit one's self in any business; esp., to represent sometimes by action; to act a part; to play on a musical instrument; as, the players perform poorly; the musician performs on the organ
PerForm and PerForm PRO were electronic form programs, initially designed to work under GEM in DOS. Later versions were designed to work in Windows 3.1, at which point it was succeeded by FormFlow. The initial version of PerForm was created in 1988 and was the first product released by Canadian software firm Delrina, which became best known for its later fax software program, WinFax. The electronic forms division of Delrina was sold to JetForm in 1996. JetForm in turn was bought by Adobe, and the electronic forms products were officially discontinued in 2004.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
per-form′, v.t. to do thoroughly: to carry out: to achieve: to act, as on the stage.—v.i. to do: to act a part: to play, as on a musical instrument.—adj. Perfor′mable, capable of being performed: practicable.—ns. Perfor′mance, act of performing: a carrying out of something: something done, esp. of a public character: a piece of work: an exhibition in a theatre or a place of amusement: an act or action; Perfor′mer, one who performs, esp. one who makes a public exhibition of his skill: an actor, an actress, &c.—adj. Perfor′ming, doing: trained to perform tricks. [O. Fr. parfournir, par—L. per, through, fournir, to furnish.]
They performed the dance easily together.Submitted by MaryC on January 9, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'perform' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3139
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Rank popularity for the word 'perform' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4276
Rank popularity for the word 'perform' in Verbs Frequency: #251
The numerical value of perform in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of perform in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Our government must perform its central functions and purposes: to preserve the peace, protect the people, and serve justice, the government exists to ensure our domestic security — whether it's from a city riot, or the threat of a terrorist attack on our homeland. We have to restore that trust and prove to the people we can make America safe again.
Character comes when those magazines tear you apart for something you may or may not have done, and you’ve got to go out and perform tomorrow with everyone looking at you like you might be an adulterer.
When you have a number of disagreeable duties to perform, always do the most disagreeable first.
This deal guarantees that the most important engine of the economy at the moment, private consumption, will continue to perform at a high level.
That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.
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