What does perform mean?

Definitions for perform
pərˈfɔrmper·form

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. performverb

    perform a function

    "Who will perform the wedding?"

  3. performverb

    give a performance (of something)

    "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"

  4. do, performverb

    get (something) done

    "I did my job"

Wiktionary

  1. performverb

    To do something; to execute.

  2. performverb

    To do something in front of an audience, often in order to entertain it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Performverb

    to carry through; to bring to completion; to achieve; to accomplish; to execute; to do

  2. Performverb

    to discharge; to fulfill; to act up to; as, to perform a duty; to perform a promise or a vow

  3. Performverb

    to represent; to act; to play; as in drama

  4. Performverb

    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

Freebase

  1. PerForm

    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

  1. Perform

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. perform

    To do

    They performed the dance easily together.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 9, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perform' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3139

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perform' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4276

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perform' in Verbs Frequency: #251

How to pronounce perform?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perform in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perform in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of perform in a Sentence

  1. Another Republican contender:

    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.

  2. Ashton Kutcher:

    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.

  3. Josiah Quincy:

    When you have a number of disagreeable duties to perform, always do the most disagreeable first.

  4. Roman Zitzelsberger:

    This deal guarantees that the most important engine of the economy at the moment, private consumption, will continue to perform at a high level.

  5. Unknown:

    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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