Per·form v. t. [imp. & p. p. Performed p. pr. & vb. n. Performing.]
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.
v 1: carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the
weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater
executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
[syn: execute, do]
2: perform a function; "Who will perform the wedding?"
3: 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 did my job" [syn: do]