What does perform mean?

Definitions for perform
pərˈfɔrmper·form

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perform, execute, do(verb)

    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. perform(verb)

    perform a function

    "Who will perform the wedding?"

  3. perform(verb)

    give a performance (of something)

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

  4. do, perform(verb)

    get (something) done

    "I did my job"

Wiktionary

  1. perform(Verb)

    To do something; to execute.

  2. perform(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perform(verb)

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

  2. Perform(verb)

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

  3. Perform(verb)

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

  4. Perform(verb)

    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
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say perform in sign language?

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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. Carrie Severino:

    What Justice Scalia is referring to is the 'mismatch theory' popularized by Stuart Taylor and Richard Sander in their book, the idea is that if a student is admitted to a school they are not academically prepared for then they will not perform up to their own potential. This is a theory -- contested of course -- but I don't want people to get the idea that it means that all black students are not as smart as white students, or even that they are not as well prepared across the board.

  2. Dianne Hales:

    Put duties aside at least an hour before bed and perform soothing, quiet activities that will help you relax.

  3. Mark McGee:

    We were lost and dead in sin. We were by nature objects of God's wrath. But God Loved us That Love caused Him to do something about our situation. God is rich in mercy, so He made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions. God acted on His Love for us and saved us by His Grace Grace is the result of the actions of His Love. The remarkable thing about His Grace is that He didn't ask us to do anything but believe Him. God didn't ask us to perform some great deed. He didn't demand obedience from us before He would save us. God made us alive with Christ 'even when we were dead in transgressions and sins.' God is showing the universe 'the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.' (Ephesians 27) God was Kind to us 'in' Christ because He Loved us.

  4. Ethan Ellestad:

    If you make 80 decibels the limit in the French Quarter, you're never going to realistically have a brass band that can perform.

  5. Kim Do-hoon:

    Kim Jong Un has been promoting the fisheries, which could explain why there are more fishing boats going out, but North Korean boats perform really poorly, with bad engines, risking lives to go far to catch more. Sometimes they drift and fishermen starve to death.

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