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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Perform  \Per*form"\,  v.  i. 
  To  do  execute,  or  accomplish  something  to  acquit  one's  self 
  in  any  business;  esp.,  to  represent  sometimes  by  action  to 
  act  a  part  to  play  on  a  musical  instrument;  as  the  players 
  perform  poorly;  the  musician  performs  on  the  organ. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Perform  \Per*form"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Performed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Performing}.]  [OE.  performen,  parfourmen  parfournen 
  OF  parfornir  parfournir  to  finish,  complete;  OF  &  F.  par 
  (see  {Par})  +  fournir  to  finish,  complete.  The  word  has  been 
  influenced  by  form  cf  L.  performare  to  form  thoroughly.  See 
  {Furnish}.] 
  1.  To  carry  through  to  bring  to  completion;  to  achieve;  to 
  accomplish;  to  execute;  to  do 
 
  I  will  cry  unto  God  most  high,  unto  God  that 
  performeth  all  things  for  me  --Ps.  lvii.  2. 
 
  Great  force  to  perform  what  they  did  attempt.  --Sir 
  P.  Sidney. 
 
  2.  To  discharge;  to  fulfill;  to  act  up  to  as  to  perform  a 
  duty;  to  perform  a  promise  or  a  vow. 
 
  To  perform  your  father's  will  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  represent;  to  act  to  play;  as  in  drama. 
 
  Perform  a  part  thou  hast  not  done  before  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  accomplish;  do  act  transact;  achieve;  execute; 
  discharge;  fulfill;  effect;  complete;  consummate.  See 
  {Accomplish}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  perform 
  v  1:  to  act  or  perform  an  action  "John  did  the  painting,  the 
  weeding,  and  he  cleaned  out  the  gutters"  [syn:  {execute}, 
  {do}] 
  2:  perform  a  function;  "Who  will  perform  the  wedding?" 
  3:  give  a  performance;  "Horowitz  is  performing  at  Carnegie  Hall 
  tonight" 
  4:  get  something  done  "I  did  my  job"  [syn:  {do}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  PERFORM 
 
    A  {COBOL}  statement  used  for  executing 
  "paragraphs". 
 
  [What's  a  paragraph?] 
 
  (1997-06-10) 
 
 




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