Definition Perform

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to perform (in a play): to act, to appear on stage, to play a part (in a play)
I'm performing at the theatre tonight.

a performance: a play, a presentation, a production, a show
In the Olympic Games, Carl Lewis's performance was impressive.
Your performance of Hamlet was excellent. You're a great actor.
My aunt performed the marriage ceremony at my brother's wedding. She did well, except she forgot to say "you may now kiss the bride".
This jeep performs well on mountain roads. It does much better than other types of vehicles.
This computer can be programmed to perform tasks even when off-line.

to perform (a task): to do, to carry out, to complete, to execute (a task)


  • "I've got two tickets to see Swan Lake performed by the San Francisco Ballet at the War Memorial Opera House this Saturday evening."
  • "The contemporary dance company "Legz 11" will be performing their latest production, called "Wind in the Treez"."
  • "Studies show that people who are required to perform mentally-challenging tasks do better after a good night's sleep."
  • "Philip : Well then, you won't mind if I take a little look inside them. Get ready for Dr. Philip to perform surgery."
  • "Marlene : If you come with me, we can pursue my dream of performing stand-up comedy."
  • "What are you going to perform tonight for us, Jean?"
  • "Performance will be high"
  • "Watching your "performance" yesterday at the Smelly Awards, I felt a wide spectrum of emotions: Disappointment."
  • "Each of you will perform a short monologue as if you were your partner."
  • "Your performance on memory tests has impressed me from afar, and truly, when you checked the box marked "No need to review", it was then that I realized I could no longer keep my deep admiration for you a secret."

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