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perform

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of perform

  1. 1 to carry through (as a process) to completion she performed the task quickly and expertly Synonyms of perform accomplish, achieve, bring off, carry off, carry out, commit, compass, do, execute, follow through (with), fulfill (or fulfil), make, negotiate, perpetrate, prosecute, pull off, put through Words Related to perform bring about, effect, effectuate, implement; ace, nail; engage (in), practice (also practise); work (at); reduplicate, reenact, repeat; actualize, attain, realize; complete, end, finish, wind up Phrases go through Near Antonyms of perform fail; skimp, slight, slur

  2. 2 to have a certain purpose the kidneys perform as a filtering system for the blood Synonyms of perform act, function, serve, workWords Related to perform operate, run; administer, carry on, control, direct, guide, handle, manage, oversee, regulate, supervise

  3. 3 to present a portrayal or performance of has always dreamed of performing Hamlet on stage Synonyms of perform do, impersonate, interpret, act, play, portrayWords Related to perform depict, dramatize, render, represent; act out, enact, pantomime, playact, role-play, take on; overact, overplay, underplay; ape, clown, ham, imitate, masquerade, mime, mimic, pose (as); star (in); coact, costar

  4. 4 to produce a desired effect the new medication performed surprisingly well Synonyms of perform operate, act, take, workWords Related to perform behave, react, respond; affect, influence, sway; pan out, redound, resultNear Antonyms of perform backfire; fizzle



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