definition 1: to carry out; do; fulfill.
example: The new employee performed all the assigned tasks.
example: Which surgeon performed the operation?
example: The experiment was performed a second time and produced the same results.
definition 2: to enact or present for the entertainment of an audience.
example: He performed the role of Othello on the London stage.
example: The orchestra performed that difficult new piece very well.
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Collocations: words often used in combination with the transitive verb perform
perform + NOUN: ~ task, ~ function, ~ role, ~ duty, ~ operation, ~ experiment, ~ surgery, ~ ceremony, ~ miracle, ~ trick, ~ action, ~ play, ~ concert, ~ test, ~ analysis, ~ (computer) search, ~ feat, ~ ritual, ~ check (e.g., Operators are required to perform monthly checks on their equipment), ~ calculation