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performs

verb
present tense third-person singular of perform

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1 to carry through (as a process) to completion
  • she performed the task quickly and expertly

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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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“Performs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/performs. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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