Perform meaning

pər-fôrm'
To function or accomplish something as expected or required.

A car that performs well on curves; workers not performing up to standard.

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To give a public presentation of; present.

My theater group performed a three-act play.

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To yield a return on investment.

Stocks that performed well.

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To portray a role or demonstrate a skill before an audience.

The juggler performed atop a unicycle.

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To present a dramatic or musical work or other entertainment before an audience.
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To act on so as to accomplish or bring to completion; execute; carry out (a task, process, etc.)
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To carry out; meet the requirements of; fulfill (a promise, command, etc.)
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To give a performance of; render or enact (a piece of music, a dramatic role, etc.)
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To carry out or execute an action or process; esp., to take part in a musical program, act in a play, dance, etc. before an audience.
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To admit of being performed as specified.

A play that performs well.

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To operate or function.

Tires that perform well on wet pavement.

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To produce gains or losses as specified.

Stocks performed poorly in the third quarter.

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To do something; to execute.

The scientists performed several experiments. It took him only twenty minutes to perform the task.

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To do something in front of an audience, often in order to entertain it.

She will perform in the play. The magician performed badly - none of his tricks worked. The string quartet performed three pieces by Haydn.

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Perform is defined as to complete something, to meet the requirements or to act in a show.

An example of perform is for a doctor to do surgery.

An example of perform is for a person to fulfill a promise.

An example of perform is for an actor to play a role in a musical.

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To begin and carry through to completion; do.

The surgeon performed the operation.

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To take action in accordance with the requirements of; fulfill.

Perform one's contractual obligations.

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To enact (a feat or role) before an audience.
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Origin of perform

From Middle English performen, parfournen (“to perform"), from Anglo-Norman performer, parfourmer, alteration of Old French parfornir, parfurnir (“to complete, accomplish, perform"), from par- + fornir, furnir (“to accomplish, furnish"), from Frankish *frumjan (“to accomplish, furnish"), from Proto-Germanic *frumjanÄ…, *framjanÄ… (“to further, promote, accomplish, furnish, carry out"), from Proto-Indo-European *promo- (“in front, forth"), *per- (“forward, out"). Cognate with Old High German frummen (“to do, execute, accomplish, provide"), Old Saxon frummian (“to perform, promote"), Old English fremman (“to perform, execute, carry out, accomplish"), Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌿𐌼𐌾𐌰𐌽 (frumjan, “to promote, accomplish"). See also frame, from.