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PERFORM', verb transitive [Latin per and formo, to make.]

1. To do; to execute; to accomplish; as, to perform two days' labor in one day; to perform a noble deed or achievement.

2. To execute; to discharge; as, to perform a duty or office.

3. To fulfill; as, to perform a covenant, promise or contract; to perform a vow.

PERFORM', verb intransitive To do; to act a part. The player performs well in different characters. The musician performs well on the organ.