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perform

verb [I/T]  /pərˈfɔrm/ us  

perform verb [I/T] (DO)

to do an action or piece of work: [T] The operation was performed with the patient under general anesthesia. If something performs well or badly, it operates satisfactorily or does not operate satisfactorily: [I] The car performed poorly during the tests.

perform verb [I/T] (ENTERTAIN)

to entertain people by singing, dancing, playing music, etc.: [T] The magician performed a number of tricks that had us gasping in surprise.
performer
noun [C]  /pərˈfɔr·mər/ us  
By the age of 12, she was a seasoned circus performer.
performing
adjective [not gradable]  /pərˈfɔr·mɪŋ/ us  
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