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Definition 1: carry out or perform an action - [verb of creation]

Samples where perform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
  • the skater executed a triple pirouette
  • she did a little dance

Synonyms for perform in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of perform ) perform or finish an action rapidly

"The game was clicked off in 1:48"

(... is a kind of perform ) lead, as in the performance of a composition

"conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"

(... is a kind of perform ) give an interpretation or rendition of

"The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform without preparation

"he extemporized a speech at the wedding"

(... is a kind of perform ) engage in a rehearsal (of)

(... is a kind of perform ) appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.

"Gielgud appears briefly in this movie" "She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage"

(... is a kind of perform ) be the star in a performance

(... is a kind of perform ) perform a work for the first time

(... is a kind of perform ) perform in a mechanical way

(... is a kind of perform ) perform hastily and carelessly

(... is a kind of perform ) perform (an acting passage) brilliantly and rapidly

"Mr. Jones blazed away in one passage after another to loud applause"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform or carry out

"cut a caper"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform a stunt or stunts

(... is a kind of perform ) do something the cheapest or easiest way

"Cut corners to make a cheaper product"

(... is a kind of perform ) sing and play for somebody

"She was serenaded by her admirers"

(... is a kind of perform ) recite in elocution

(... is a kind of perform ) begin to play or sing

(... is a kind of perform ) sing or play against other voices or parts

"He cannot carry a tune"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform or carry out

"make a decision" "make a move" "make advances" "make a phone call"

Definition 2: give a performance (of something) - [verb of creation]

Samples where perform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight
  • We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera

(perform is a kind of ...) create anew

"Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"

(... is a kind of perform ) lead musicians in the performance of

"Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor" "she cannot conduct modern pieces"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform for an audience

"Pollini is giving another concert in New York"

(... is a kind of perform ) give concerts; perform in concerts

"My niece is off concertizing in Europe"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform on a certain location

"The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16" "She has been playing on Broadway for years"

(... is a kind of perform ) make one's debut

"This young soprano debuts next month at the Metropolitan Opera"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform in order to get a role

"She auditioned for a role on Broadway"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform on a stage or theater

"She acts in this play" "He acted in `Julius Caesar'" "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"

(... is a kind of perform ) play on an instrument

"The band played all night long"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform rap music

(... is a kind of perform ) perform music from a score without having seen the score before

"He is a brilliant pianist but he cannot sightread"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform too rarely

"Her plays are underperformed, although they are very good"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform or be performed to the end

"How will the election drama be played out?"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform a piece written for a single instrument

(... is a kind of perform ) perform ostentatiously in order to impress the audience and with an eye to the applause

"She never misses a chance to grandstand"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform an interlude

"The guitar player interluded with a beautiful improvisation"

(... is a kind of perform ) appear at county fairs and carnivals as a stunt flier and parachute jumper

(... is a kind of perform ) tour the country making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting plays

"The presidential candidates are busy barnstorming this month"

(perform belongs to category ...) arts or skills that require public performance

Samples where perform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I did my job

Synonyms for perform in the sense of this definition

(perform is a kind of ...) put in effect

"carry out a task" "execute the decision of the people" "He actioned the operation"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform better or achieve a greater degree of success than expected

"His daughter always overachieves"

(... is a kind of perform ) accomplish by rotating

"turn a somersault" "turn cartwheels"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform less well or with less success than expected

"John consistently underachieves, although he is very able" "My stocks underperformed last year"

(... is a kind of perform ) do wrongly or improperly

"misdo one's job"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform a task as well as possible

"The cast gives full measure every night"

(... is a kind of perform ) apply oneself diligently

"Ply one's trade"

Samples where perform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Who will perform the wedding?

(perform is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of perform ) perform a special church rite or service for

"church a woman after childbirth"

(... is a kind of perform ) act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding

"Who officiated at your wedding?"

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