verb (used with object)
to carry out; execute; do:
to perform miracles.
to go through or execute in the proper, customary, or established manner:
to perform the marriage ceremony.
to carry into effect; fulfill:
Perform what you promise.
to act (a play, part, etc.), as on the stage, in movies, or on television.
to render (music), as by playing or singing.
to accomplish (any action involving skill or ability), as before an audience:
to perform a juggling act.
verb (used without object)
to fulfill a command, promise, or undertaking.
to execute or do something.
to act in a play:
to perform in the role of Romeo.
to perform music.
to go through any .
(of loans, investments, etc.) to yield a profit; earn income.
to carry out or do (an action)
(transitive) to fulfil or comply with: to perform someone’s request
to present or enact (a play, concert, etc) before or otherwise entertain an audience: the group performed Hamlet
(intransitive) (informal) to accomplish sexual intercourse: he performed well
1580s, agent noun from perform (v.). Theatrical sense is from 1711.
c.1300, “carry into effect, fulfill, discharge,” via Anglo-French performer, altered (by influence of Old French forme “form”) from Old French parfornir “to do, carry out, finish, accomplish,” from par- “completely” (see per-) + fornir “to provide” (see furnish).
Theatrical/musical sense is from c.1600. The verb was used with wider senses in Middle English than now, including “to make, construct; produce, bring about;” also “come true” (of dreams), and to performen muche time was “to live long.” Related: Performed; performing.
To do a sex act; function sexually: She didn’t love him, but liked the way he performed (1916+)
[per-fawrm] /pərˈfɔrm/ verb (used with object) 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; fulfill: Perform what you promise. 4. to act (a play, part, etc.), as on the stage, in […]
plural noun 1. arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. plural noun 1. the arts that are primarily performed before an audience, such as dance and drama
[noun pur-fyoom, per-fyoom; verb per-fyoom, pur-fyoom] /noun ˈpɜr fyum, pərˈfyum; verb pərˈfyum, ˈpɜr fyum/ noun 1. a substance, extract, or preparation for diffusing or imparting an agreeable or attractive smell, especially a fluid containing fragrant natural oils extracted from flowers, woods, etc., or similar synthetic oils. 2. the scent, odor, or volatile particles emitted by […]
[per-fyoo-mer, pur-fyoo-] /pərˈfyu mər, ˈpɜr fyu-/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. a maker or seller of . /pəˈfjuːmə/ noun 1. a person who makes or sells perfume