perform

perform per‧form [pəˈfɔːm ǁ pərˈfɔːrm] verb
1. [transitive] to do work, carry out a duty, task etc:

• It takes a highly skilled mechanic to perform repairs on this car.

• Symbols across the top of the screen let a user click a mouse button to perform common operations such as adding up a column of figures.

• These chips are designed to perform very specific functions, such as controlling computer disk drives.

2. [intransitive] to do what is expected or wanted:

• She looked good during the interview, but will she perform once she's in the job?

• The company's three divisions all performed well, despite the recession.

— performer noun [countable] :

• The company is a top performer in its field.

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perform UK US /pəˈfɔːm/ verb
[T] to do a job, task, or duty: perform an operation/task/role »

As part of the assessment, candidates were asked to perform a group task.

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The regulator failed to perform his duty to seek an enforcement order.

[I] to do something in a satisfactory or expected way: »

The threat of redundancies was affecting the team's ability to perform.

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How well do these savings accounts perform in the longer term?

perform well/badly/poorly »

The company's core brand is performing well.

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The fund has been the top performing ethical unit trust for five years.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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