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per·form

perform

 
 
pronunciation:
pr form
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: performed, performing, performs
definition 1: to carry out; do; fulfill.
The new employee performed all the assigned tasks.Which surgeon performed the operation?The experiment was performed a second time and produced the same results.
synonyms:
carry out, discharge, do
similar words:
accomplish, achieve, commit, execute, fulfill, transact
definition 2: to enact or present for the entertainment of an audience.
He performed the role of Othello on the London stage.The orchestra performed that difficult new piece very well.
synonyms:
act, enact, portray, put on, stage
similar words:
depict, give, play, present, render, represent
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to do, fulfill, or carry out that which is expected.
She performs very efficiently in her job.This make of washing machine has always performed extremely well.
similar words:
act, do, finish, provide
definition 2: to provide entertainment for an audience, as by giving a musical concert.
Who's performing at the auditorium this weekend?I thought you performed very well in the play.
synonyms:
act, dance, play, sing
similar words:
troupe
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derivations: performable (adj.), performer (n.)
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