Synonyms for perform

Grammar : Verb
Spell : per-fawrm
Phonetic Transcription : pərˈfɔrm

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Définition of perform

Origin :
  • 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.
  • verb carry out, accomplish
  • verb act, depict as entertainment
Example sentences :
  • It does not often fall to the lot of a boy to perform a deed so heroic.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Those Westerners perform quite in that manner, I assure you.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • She had her duty to perform, and she expected to be taken care of till it was done.
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • If we would promise we must put ourselves in a position to perform our promise.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • But thus it always is with persons who are destined to perform great things.
  • Extract from : « The Three Golden Apples » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The task I had set myself to perform seemed only at its commencement yet.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • I hope that I shall never be called upon to perform that promise.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • His squadron was too small for the service which it had to perform.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson » by Robert Southey
  • How can I perform what I can sooner choose to die than to perform—!
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Their duty is before them: in the fear of God, and not of man let them perform it.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier

Antonyms for perform

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