to go through or execute in the proper, customary, or established manner:to perform the marriage ceremony.
to carry into effect; fulfill:Perform what you promise.
Show Businessto act (a play, part, etc.), as on the stage, in movies, or on television.
Show Business, Music and Danceto render (music), as by playing or singing.
to accomplish (any action involving skill or ability), as before an audience:to perform a juggling act.
to fulfill a command, promise, or undertaking.
to execute or do something.
Show Businessto act in a play:to perform in the role of Romeo.
Music and Danceto perform music.
Show Businessto go through any performance.
Business(of loans, investments, etc.) to yield a profit; earn income.
Anglo-French parformer, alteration (by association with formeform) of Middle French, Old French parfournir to accomplish. See per-, furnish
Middle English parformen 1250–1300
1.See corresponding entry in UnabridgedPerform,discharge,execute,transact mean to carry to completion a prescribed course of action. Perform is the general word, often applied to ordinary activity as a more formal expression than do, but usually implying regular, methodical, or prolonged application or work:to perform an exacting task.Discharge implies carrying out an obligation, often a formal or legal one:to discharge one's duties as a citizen.Execute means either to carry out an order or to carry through a plan or program:to execute a maneuver.Transact, meaning to conduct or manage, has commercial connotations:to transact business.
3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged accomplish, achieve, effect.