Definition of Perform

1. Verb. Carry out or perform an action. "She did a little dance"

2. Verb. Perform a function. "Who will perform the wedding?"
Specialized synonyms: Church, Officiate
Generic synonyms: Act, Move

3. Verb. Give a performance (of something). "Did he perform his major works over a short period of time?"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"

4. Verb. Get (something) done. "I did my job"

Definition of Perform

1. v. t. To carry through; to bring to completion; to achieve; to accomplish; to execute; to do.

2. v. i. 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.

Definition of Perform

1. Verb. To do something; to execute. ¹

2. Verb. To do something in front of an audience, often in order to entertain it. ¹

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Definition of Perform

1. to begin and carry through to completion [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Perform

perforating peroneal artery
perforating ulcer of foot
perforating vein
perforating veins
perforating wound
perforation gauge
perform (current term)
performance arousal
performance art
performance bond
performance bonds
performance capability
performance management
performance management system
performance management systems
performance measurement system

Literary usage of Perform

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"And I believe this upon a double account: First, because God has promised it; secondly, because he is able to perform it. ..."

2. The Law of Personal Injuries in Mines: Including All Character of Personal by Edward Joseph White (1905)
"Selecting more dangerous way to perform duty. — An employee who has the choice of two or more ways of doing a given piece of work the one safe and the other ..."

3. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1887)
"And if the party who is to perform his promise first wholly fail to perform, the other is discharged.1 1. People ?'. Glann, 70 111. 232. ..."

4. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1909)
"... then at length should they range at will and perform no other service, save as a pastime, those, I mean, who are to live happily and who, after death, ..."

5. The Federalist, on the New Constitution by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay (1857)
"concession, that " the legislature is free to perform its duties according " to its own sense of them." He must show that the legislature is, ..."

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