perform (performs, present participle performing; past and past participle performed)
- To do something; to execute.
- The scientists performed several experiments.
- It took him only twenty minutes to perform the task.
- (ambitransitive) To do (something) in front of an audience, such as acting or music, often in order to entertain.
- She will perform in the play.
- The magician performed badly – none of his tricks worked.
- The string quartet performed three pieces by Haydn.
- c. 1608–1609, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedy of Coriolanus”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene ii]:
- Perform a part thou hast not done before.
- German: durchführen experiment, ausführen task,, verrichten
- Italian: eseguire
- Portuguese: realizar, fazer, levar a cabo
- Russian: выполня́ть
- Spanish: hacer, realizar, efectuar, ejecutar, llevar a cabo
- French: jouer (actor), danser (dancer), chanter (singer), interpréter
- German: aufführen, spielen
- Italian: recitare
- Portuguese: interpretar
- Russian: выступа́ть
- Spanish: actuar (actor), cantar (singer), danzar (dancer), ejecutar (musician), interpretar (musician)