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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

Synonym Discussion of perform

perform, execute, discharge, accomplish, achieve, effect, fulfill mean to carry out or into effect. perform implies action that follows established patterns or procedures or fulfills agreed-upon requirements and often connotes special skill.
    • performed gymnastics
execute stresses the carrying out of what exists in plan or in intent.
    • executed the hit-and-run
discharge implies execution and completion of appointed duties or tasks.
    • discharged his duties
accomplish stresses the successful completion of a process rather than the means of carrying it out.
    • accomplished everything they set out to do
achieve adds to accomplish the implication of conquered difficulties.
    • achieve greatness
effect adds to achieve an emphasis on the inherent force in the agent capable of surmounting obstacles.
    • effected sweeping reforms
fulfill implies a complete realization of ends or possibilities.
    • fulfilled their ambitions


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