HyperDic: perform

English > 4 senses of the word perform:
VERBcreationperform, execute, docarry out or perform an action
socialperformperform a function
creationperformgive a performance (of something)
socialperform, doget (something) done
perform > pronunciation
Soundsperfao'rm
Rhymesbarnstorm ... windstorm: 29 rhymes with aorm...
English > perform: 4 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningcarry out or perform an action.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsexecute, do
Entailed bycastselect to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet
NarrowerappearAppear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.
blaze awayPerform (an acting passage) brilliantly and rapidly
carrysing / sing or play against other voices or parts
churn outPerform in a mechanical way
click offPerform or finish an action rapidly
conduct, lead, directLead, as in the performance of a composition
cutPerform or carry out
cut cornersDo something the cheapest or easiest way
declaim, reciterecite in elocution
improvise, improvize, ad-lib, extemporize, extemporisePerform without preparation
interpret, renderGive an interpretation or rendition / rendition of
makePerform or carry out
pipe upBegin to play or sing
premier, premiereperform a work for the first time
rehearse, practise, practiceEngage in a rehearsal (of)
scampPerform hastily and carelessly
serenadesing and play for somebody
starBe the star in a performance
stuntPerform a stunt or stunts
Spanishejecutar, hacer, interpretar, llevar a cabo, practicar
Catalandur a terme, executar, fer, interpretar, practicar
Nounsperformancethe act of performing
English > perform: 4 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningPerform a function.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"Who will perform the wedding?"
NarrowerchurchPerform a special church rite or service for
officiateAct in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishhacer, realizar
English > perform: 4 senses > verb 3, creation
MeaningGive a performance (of something).
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
ModelDid he perform his major works over a short period of time?
Examples
  • "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"
  • "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"
Categoryperforming artsarts or skills that require public performance
Narroweract, play, roleplay, playactPerform on a stage or theater
audition, try outPerform in order to get a role
barnstormtour the country making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting plays
barnstormAppear at county fairs and carnivals as a stunt flier and parachute jumper
concertize, concertiseGive concerts
conductLead musicians in the performance of
debutmake one's debut
givePerform for an audience
grandstandPerform ostentatiously in order to impress the audience and with an eye to the applause
interludePerform an interlude
playPerform on a certain location
playPlay on an instrument
play outPerform or be performed to the end
rapPerform rap music
sightread, sight-readPerform music from a score without having seen the score before
soloPerform a piece written for a single instrument
underperformPerform too rarely
Broaderre-createcreate anew
Spanishactuar, ejecutar, interpretar, practicar
Catalanactuar, executar, interpretar, practicar
Nounsperformancea dramatic or musical entertainment
performeran entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
performingthe performance of a part or role in a drama
English > perform: 4 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningGet (something) done.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymdo
Narrowergo all out, give one's best, do one's best, give full measurePerform a task as well as possible
misdoDo wrongly or improperly
overachievePerform better or achieve a greater degree of success than expected
plyapply oneself diligently
turnaccomplish by rotating
underachieve, underperformperform less well or with less success than expected
Broadercarry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfilput in effect
Spanishcumplir, hacer, realizar
Catalanacomplir, dur a terme, fer, realitzar

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