Definition of perform
- perform a contract
The doctor had to perform surgery immediately.
The magician performed some amazing tricks.
The gymnasts performed their routines perfectly.
You are required to perform 50 hours of community service.
The band will be performing on the main stage.
She's a wonderful singer who loves to perform before a live audience.
The band will perform songs from their new album.
The class performed the play for the school.
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: to do an action or activity that usually requires training or skill
: to entertain an audience by singing, acting, etc.
—used to describe how effective or successful someone or something is
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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