verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of perform
Synonyms for perform
Related Words for performableapplicable, feasible, practical, achievable, workable, attainable, viable, handy, doable, profitable, beneficial, advantageous, expedient, likely, appropriate, practicable, reasonable, suitable, worthwhile, accessible
Examples from the Web for performable
Historical Examples of performable
This indicates that it is adjustable to any tongue, and performable in any tongue.The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Word Origin for perform
c.1300, "carry into effect, fulfill, discharge," via Anglo-French performer, altered (by influence of Old French forme "form") from Old French parfornir "to do, carry out, finish, accomplish," from par- "completely" (see per-) + fornir "to provide" (see furnish).
Theatrical/musical sense is from c.1600. The verb was used with wider senses in Middle English than now, including "to make, construct; produce, bring about;" also "come true" (of dreams), and to performen muche time was "to live long." Related: Performed; performing.