verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of perform
Synonyms for perform
Related Words for performedfunction, do, execute, finish, complete, work, behave, observe, take, act, meet, implement, operate, achieve, represent, play, give, show, offer, produce
Examples from the Web for performed
Contemporary Examples of performed
She came to sound check, that was the first time we ever performed it, and it was really cool.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll
January 2, 2015
However, they both did come to the U.S. and performed around the country.
Like Edgar, he remembers a unique time when American rappers came down and performed at the Primer Festival de Rap Cubano.
Now of course this song can be performed in any key, but it sounds best in Eminor and in my experience is often sung there.Yes, I Like Christmas Music. Stop Laughing.
December 24, 2014
That meant the talent that DJ Brinsely hired that night performed for a skeleton audience.Alleged Cop Killer’s Blood-Soaked Screenplay
December 24, 2014
Historical Examples of performed
This operation is performed by a female, with the aid of a stamp.
This operation is performed by the aid of a punch and die fitted into a screw-press.
This process is performed by girls, with the aid of what is called a “bob” or “glazer.”
I believe it is the place where the rite of circumcision is performed.Explorations in Australia
They performed their present office with integrity and judgment.The Christmas Banquet (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
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.