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English verb: perform

1. perform (creation) carry out or perform an action


SamplesJohn did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters.
The skater executed a triple pirouette.
She did a little dance.


Synonymsdo, execute


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)ad-lib, appear, blaze away, carry, churn out, click off, conduct, cut, cut corners, declaim, direct, extemporise, extemporize, improvise, improvize, interpret, lead, make, pipe up, practice, practise, premier, premiere, recite, rehearse, render, scamp, serenade, star, stunt

2. perform (social) perform a function


SamplesWho will perform the wedding?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)church, officiate

3. perform (creation) give a performance (of something)


SamplesHorowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight.
We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera.


ExamplesDid he perform his major works over a short period of time?


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)re-create


Narrower (hyponym)act, audition, barnstorm, barnstorm, concertise, concertize, conduct, debut, give, grandstand, interlude, play, play, play, play out, playact, rap, roleplay, sight-read, sightread, solo, try out, underperform


Domain categoryperforming arts

4. perform (social) get (something) done


SamplesI did my job.


Synonymsdo


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)accomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill


Narrower (hyponym)do one's best, give full measure, give one's best, go all out, misdo, overachieve, ply, turn, underachieve, underperform









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