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  • 1 perform — per‧form [pəˈfɔːm ǁ pərˈfɔːrm] verb 1. [transitive] to do work, carry out a duty, task etc: • It takes a highly skilled mechanic to perform repairs on this car. • Symbols across the top of the screen let a user click a mouse button to perform… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 perform — per·form vt 1: to adhere to and fulfill the terms of perform an obligation 2: to carry out or bring about perform the work according to design 3: to do according to prescribed ritual or law perform a marriage ceremony 4 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 perform — vb Perform, execute, discharge, accomplish, achieve, effect, fulfill are comparable when they mean to carry out or into effect. Perform, sometimes merely a formal synonym for do, is more often used with reference to processes than to acts. One… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 PerForm — and PerForm PRO were electronic forms program, initially designed to work under GEM in DOS. Later versions of this program were designed to work on Windows 3.1, at which point it was succeeded in its product line by FormFlow.The initial version… …

    Wikipedia

  • 6 perform — [pər fôrm′] vt. [ME performen < Anglo Fr parformer, altered (infl. by forme,FORM) < OFr parfournir, to perform, consummate < par (< L per , intens.) + fornir, to accomplish, FURNISH] 1. to act on so as to accomplish or bring to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 perform — [v1] carry out, accomplish achieve, act, be engaged in, behave, bring about, bring off, carry through, carry to completion, complete, comply, deliver the goods*, discharge, dispose of, do, do justice to*, do to a turn*, effect, end, enforce,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 perform on — index militate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 perform — c.1300, carry into effect, fulfill, discharge, via Anglo Fr. performir, altered (by influence of O.Fr. forme form ) from O.Fr. parfornir to do, carry out, finish, accomplish, from par completely + fornir to provide (see FURNISH (Cf. furnish)).… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 perform — ► VERB 1) carry out, accomplish, or fulfil (an action, task, or function). 2) work, function, or do something to a specified standard. 3) present entertainment to an audience. 4) (of an investment) yield a profitable return. DERIVATIVES… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 perform */*/*/ — UK [pə(r)ˈfɔː(r)m] / US [pərˈfɔrm] verb Word forms perform : present tense I/you/we/they perform he/she/it performs present participle performing past tense performed past participle performed 1) a) [transitive] to complete an action or activity …

    English dictionary

  • 13 perform — per|form [ pər fɔrm ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to do something in front of an audience in order to entertain them, for example by acting in a play or singing: The opera was first performed in 1992. Akram went on to perform on… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 perform — performable, adj. performer, n. /peuhr fawrm /, v.t. 1. to carry out; execute; do: to perform miracles. 2. to go through or execute in the proper, customary, or established manner: to perform the marriage ceremony. 3. to carry into effect;… …

    Universalium

  • 15 perform — verb 1 do a task/duty/piece of work ADVERB ▪ effectively, efficiently, properly (esp. BrE), successfully, well ▪ Who ensures that tasks are properly performed? ▪ poorly …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 perform — per|form W2S3 [pəˈfo:m US pərˈfo:rm] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Anglo French; Origin: performer, from Old French perfournir, from fournir to complete ] 1.) [I and T] to do something to entertain people, for example by acting a play or playing a piece… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 perform — [[t]pə(r)fɔ͟ː(r)m[/t]] ♦♦ performs, performing, performed 1) VERB When you perform a task or action, especially a complicated one, you do it. [V n] We re looking for people of all ages who have performed outstanding acts of bravery, kindness or… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 PERFORM — Unter dem Namen PERFORM erschien zwischen Dezember 1999 und Dezember 2002 ein Online Rezensionsjournal zur Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit. Herausgeber waren Gudrun Gersmann und Matthias Schnettger. Am Aufbau des Journals war ferner Gregor… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 19 perform — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French parfurmer, alteration of perforner, parfurnir, from par , per thoroughly (from Latin per ) + furnir to complete more at furnish Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to adhere to the terms of ;… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 perform — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. enact, play, execute; fulfill, achieve, discharge; act, render, do; operate, work, conduct. See action, agency, completion, drama, music. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To accomplish an action] Syn. do, make …

    English dictionary for students