perform

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[perĀ·form]

To perform most often means to sing, dance act or put on any kind of show. Perform also means, however, to carry out almost any function or action to do something, in other words.

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To carry through; to bring to completion; to achieve; to accomplish; to execute; to 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"

Verb
give a performance (of something); "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"

Verb
perform a function; "Who will perform the wedding?"

Verb
get (something) done; "I did my job"


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

v. t.
To discharge; to fulfill; to act up to; as, to perform a duty; to perform a promise or a vow.

v. t.
To represent; to act; to play; as in drama.

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.


Perform

Per*form" , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Performed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Performing.] [OE. performen, parfourmen, parfournen, OF. parfornir, parfournir, to finish, complete; OF. & F. par (see Par) + fournir to finish, complete. The word has been influenced by form; cf. L. performare to form thoroughly. See Furnish.] 1. To carry through; to bring to completion; to achieve; to accomplish; to execute; to do.
I will cry unto God most high, unto God that performeth all things for me.
Great force to perform what they did attempt.
2. To discharge; to fulfill; to act up to; as, to perform a duty; to perform a promise or a vow.
To perform your father's will.
3. To represent; to act; to play; as in drama.
Perform a part thou hast not done before.
Syn. -- To accomplish; do; act; transact; achieve; execute; discharge; fulfill; effect; complete; consummate. See Accomplish.

Perform

Per*form", 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.

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

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.

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Usage Examples

Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others.

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.

Eventually, I believe, current attempts to understand the mind by analogy with man-made computers that can perform superbly some of the same external tasks as conscious beings will be recognized as a gigantic waste of time.

Dad really had little to do with the songs, except to perform them.

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.

Biological engineering is not necessarily understanding systems but rather, I want to be able to design and build biological systems to perform particular applications.

I have now taken a serious task upon myself and I fear a greater one that is in the power of any man to perform in the given time-but it is too late to go back.

I am God's vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

I feel that I'm at my best as a person and that I'm coming home when I walk on to a set, or on to a stage, so if I can perform in one way or another I think I'll be okay.

I had a lot of trouble with engineers, because their whole background is learning from a functional point of view, and then learning how to perform that function.

Every neurosis is a primitive form of legal proceeding in which the accused carries on the prosecution, imposes judgment and executes the sentence: all to the end that someone else should not perform the same process.

Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor - over each other.

But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society. They have a risky job and they are entitled to security.

I am a sports fanatic and being able to perform at halftime for the fans of the Steelers and the Jets is such a thrill for me.

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.

Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.

A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano.

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