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
    Karen
    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. Amir Farshad Ebrahimi:

    They carry the coffin or perform, for the Islamic Republic, when a member of the Guard or Basij is killed in Syria that’s the beginning of the process. They are brought back for a martyrdom procession. It becomes an outlet for the propaganda of the Islamic Republic.

  2. Steven Gardiner:

    Hurricane Dorian was very devastating for my family and my island, i just wanted to come here to do my best. My friends and my family wanted me to perform, I was able to bring home a medal for my country. I just wanted to go there and make our country proud.

  3. Hannah Couchman:

    A retail environment — a private body — is starting to perform something akin to a police function.

  4. Kim Pittel:

    At Ford, we believe that trust in our brand is earned by acting with integrity and transparency, we have a process for looking at how we perform and behave in our broad and complex company.

  5. Maria Siemionow:

    The fact that Dr. Lantieri was able to perform a second face transplantation on this recipient is the first case of its kind for the face transplant field, some patients have to have a second kidney, some patients have to have a second heart transplant or a second liver, so in terms of retransplanting or transplanting again in a patient with a solid organ is not new.

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