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perform

Synonyms and Antonyms of perform

1 to carry through (as a process) to completion

  • she performed the task quickly and expertly
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go through

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2 to have a certain purpose

  • the kidneys perform as a filtering system for the blood
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3 to present a portrayal or performance of

  • has always dreamed of performing Hamlet on stage
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4 to produce a desired effect

  • the new medication performed surprisingly well
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take effect, take hold

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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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