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Verb: perform  pu(r)'form
  1. Carry out an action
    "the skater performed a triple pirouette";
    - execute, do
     
  2. Carry out a function
    "Who will perform the wedding?"
     
  3. (performing arts) give a performance (of something)
    "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"
     
  4. Get (something) done
    "I performed my job";
    - do

Derived forms: performs, performing, performed

Type of: accomplish, act, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil [Brit, Cdn], fulfill [N. Amer], move, re-create

Encyclopedia: Perform