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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.Acting and actsDealing with things or people 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.FunctioningPerforming a function

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.Playing musicSinging in generalCelebrating and entertainingSinging in general
(Definition of perform from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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