Meaning of “perform” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /pəˈfɔːm/
Extra Examples
Most schools perform a play at Christmas.You have to have a certain amount of courage to perform in public.He's been contracted to perform in five shows.They performed to a full house on Saturday night.She gets a kick out of performing live.

B1 to entertain people by acting, singing, dancing, etc:

She has performed all over the world.
The orchestra will perform music by Mozart.
DO [ T ] formal

B2 to do a job or a piece of work:

In the future, many tasks will be performed by robots.
Surgeons performed the operation in less than two hours.
perform well/badly, etc

If something performs well, badly, etc, it works that way:

These cars perform poorly at high speeds.

(Definition of “perform” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)