Meaning of "perform" in Essential American English Dictionary

perform

verb us /pərˈfɔrm/

B1 to act, sing, dance, or play music for other people to enjoy:

The orchestra will perform music by Mozart.

formal to do a job or a piece of work:

Surgeons performed the operation in less than two hours.

to succeed or not succeed:

Neither company has performed well this year.

(Definition of “perform” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)