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

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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. Dana Hudepohl:

    My daughter was very impressed to see a side of me she hadn't seen before, once I had the dance down and could perform it from start to finish, it felt like so much fun.

  2. Dave Brailsford:

    That transition to a new team and expecting someone to perform at a really high level early on into a new term is a bit of a double whammy, it's not a four-month goal. Our ambition with him is longer term.

  3. Matias Viel:

    If you have bad weather, or cold temperatures during that period, and you have a low amount of bee activity hours, your crop won't be that good. We think that with healthier bees and then with a stronger immune system, bees can work better and perform better.

  4. Eric Thompson:

    If this bill passes, I would put it out there to everyone that I could perform same-sex ceremonies.

  5. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf:

    My doctors made the diagnosis after a regular checkup revealed abnormalities. In consultation with my doctors, I have a planned treatment schedule that will begin in the coming weeks, those treatments will last the next several months, but they will present no impairment to my ability to perform my duties as governor.

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