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.
n : the performance of a part or role in a drama [syn: acting,