verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of perform
Examples from the Web for 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)
British Dictionary definitions for performable
Word Origin for perform
Word Origin and History for performable
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.