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Other Perform Definition

[v] to act or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"
[v] give a performance (of something); "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"
[v] perform a function; "Who will perform the wedding?"
[v] get (something) done; "I did my job"

Synonyms

do, do, execute

Misc. Definitions

\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. --Ps. lvii.

2. Great force to perform what they did attempt. --Sir P. Sidney.
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. --Shak.
3. To represent; to act; to play; as in drama. Perform a part thou hast not done before. --Shak. Syn: To accomplish; do; act; transact; achieve; execute; discharge; fulfill; effect; complete; consummate. See {Accomplish}.
\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.

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