What does perform mean?

Definitions for perform
pərˈfɔrmper·form

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word perform.

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?

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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. Albert Biermann:

    We will perform on the competitive level, but we will try to make these cars available for the wider customer base.

  2. Sheku Kanneh-Mason:

    I'm on my way to Windsor to perform at the royal wedding. I'm really looking forward to that, to getting there and having a really great day.

  3. Todd Rosenbluth:

    Based on the names and country profiles, it should seem they are offering you the same exposure, but they track different indices, their country exposure is going to be different, and that exposure difference helps explain why they perform differently. So far, the discrepancy has helped The Vanguard fund, Todd Rosenbluth said, although both funds have taken a hit since the end of June, when the Shanghai Composite Index. SSEC started falling. Since then, The Vanguard fund has lost 11.65 percent, while the iShares fund has fallen 12.45 percent. Year to date, The Vanguard fund is down 6.97 percent, and the iShares fund is down 8.89 percent. Chinese shares have been falling on fears that the nation's economy may slow well beyond the 7 percent growth rate that analysts had earlier suggested would be a bottom for that market. China has moved to weaken its currency to bolster its economy and share prices. The difference between the two funds is expected to widen because the two different indexes they follow will be treating Chinese stocks differently. Financial Times Stock Exchange, the Financial Times Stock Exchange, plans to begin adding onshore Chinese equities, known as A-shares, to Financial Times Stock Exchange broad emerging markets indexes, which Vanguard follows. The Vanguard benchmark, the FTSE Emerging Index, now has approximately 26 percent exposure to China, according to the mutual fund company. In June, Vanguard said it would begin shifting to a new Financial Times Stock Exchange index later this year. The new index will have a 29 percent exposure to China, including a 5.6 percent exposure to A-shares. MSCI Inc( MSCI.N), however, said in June that it was not ready to include the A-shares in its two emerging market indexes.

  4. The FDA:

    We are aware that certain device manufacturers may be marketing their energy-based medical device for vaginal' rejuvenation' and/or cosmetic vaginal procedures, the safety and effectiveness of energy-based medical devices to perform these procedures has not been established.

  5. Judge Sharp and Chris Young:

    The White House has done Chris Young work to decide whether or not I have those qualities to perform this job. The FBI investigates you, The FBI goes to the Senate, Chris Young do Chris Young own investigations. You have a confirmation hearing, then it goes to the Senate floor. All of this to do one thing, and that's to make sure that you have the temperament, the judgment, the intellect, all of these qualities to be a judge.

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