Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “perform”

perform

verb uk   /pəˈfɔːm/ us    /pɚˈfɔːrm/

perform verb (DO)

B2 [T] to do an action or piece of work: Computers can perform a variety of tasks. The operation will be performed next week. Most of the students performed well in the exam. perform well/badly to operate/not operate in a satisfactory way: The equipment performed well during the tests. These tyres perform badly/poorly in hot weather.

perform verb (ENTERTAIN)

B1 [I or T] to entertain people by dancing, singing, acting, or playing music: Thomas and Elisa performed a rousing duet for violin and piano. She composes and performs her own music. A major Hollywood star will be performing on stage tonight. The council plans to ban circuses with performing animals.
(Definition of perform from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of perform?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “perform” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

first:

(a person or thing) coming before all others in order, time, amount, quality, or importance

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More