perform


perform
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. enact, play, execute; fulfill, achieve, discharge; act, render, do; operate, work, conduct. See action, agency, completion, drama, music.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To accomplish an action]
Syn. do, make, achieve, accomplish, fulfill, execute, transact, carry out, carry off, carry through, discharge, effect, enforce, administer, complete, consummate, carry on, conduct, act, operate, function, work, finish, realize, implement, go about, go through with, discharge the duties of, put through, work out, devote oneself to, come through with, be engaged in, see to, bring off, bring about, engage in, concern oneself with, have effect, fall to, do justice to, do one's part, give oneself up to, make a move, put in motion, put in force, follow through, apply oneself to, put across, deal with, carry into execution, take care of, look to, take measures, acquit oneself, act on, make it one's business, dispose of, bring to pass, do what is expected of one, put into effect, occupy oneself with, take action, address oneself to, put in action, deliver, do one's stuff*, lift a finger*, keep one's hand in*, muddle through*, have free play*, go in for*, make short work of*, pull off; see also achieve 1 , act 1 , operate 2 .
Ant. fail*, neglect, ignore.
2. [To present a performance]
Syn. give, present, enact, play, offer, impersonate, show, exhibit, display, act out, dramatize, execute, put on the stage, produce, rehearse, act the part of, tread the boards, put on an act, act one's part, go through one's repertoire, go through tricks; see also act 3 .
3. [*To behave in a ludicrous manner]
Syn. clown, play the fool, show off; see joke , misbehave .
Syn.- perform , sometimes a mere formal equivalent for do , is usually used of an involved, demanding, or established process [ to perform an experiment, to perform a marriage ceremony ] ; execute implies the putting into effect or completing of something that has been planned or ordered [ to execute a law ] ; accomplish implies success in carrying out a plan or purpose and may suggest effort and perseverance [ to accomplish a mission ] ; achieve implies the overcoming of obstacles in accomplishing something of worth or importance [ to achieve a lasting peace ] ; effect also suggests the conquering of difficulties but emphasizes what has been done to bring about the result [ his cure was effected by the use of a combination of drugs ] ; fulfill implies the full realization of what is expected or demanded [ to fulfill a promise ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. do execute, carry out, fulfill, accomplish, act, complete, satisfy, meet, *pull off, discharge.
2. act put on, take on a role, enact, present, exhibit, *ham it up, depict, portray.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To begin and carry through to completion: do, execute, prosecute. Informal: pull off. See DO. 2. To react in a specified way: act, behave, function, operate, work. See ACTION. 3. To carry out the functions, requirements, or terms of: discharge, do, execute, exercise, fulfill, implement, keep. Idiom: live up to. See DO. 4. To play the part of: act, do, enact, impersonate, play, play-act, portray, represent. See ACTION, PERFORMING ARTS, SUBSTITUTE. 5. To produce on the stage: act (out), do, dramatize, enact, give, present2, put on, stage. See PERFORMING ARTS. 6. To make music: play. See PERFORMING ARTS.

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