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Meaning of PERFORM

Pronunciation:  pur'form

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  to act or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"
  2. [v]  give a performance (of something); "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"
  3. [v]  perform a function; "Who will perform the wedding?"
  4. [v]  get (something) done; "I did my job"

PERFORM is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: do, do, execute
 See Also: accomplish, act, act, ad-lib, appear, audition, barnstorm, blaze away, carry, carry out, carry through, churn out, click off, concertise, concertize, conduct, cut, cut corners, debut, declaim, direct, do one's best, execute, extemporise, extemporize, fulfil, fulfill, give, give one's best, go all out, improvise, improvize, interlude, interpret, lead, make, misdo, move, officiate, pipe up, play, play out, playact, ply, practice, practise, premier, premiere, rap, recite, re-create, rehearse, render, roleplay, scamp, serenade, sightread, sight-read, star, stunt, try out, turn, underachieve, underperform, underperform



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    influenced by form; cf. L. performare to form thoroughly. See
    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
  2. \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.
Computing Dictionary

A cobol statement used for executing "paragraphs".

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