Another word for perform
To begin and carry through to completion:do, execute, prosecute. (Informal) pull off. See do
To react in a specified way:act, behave, function, operate, work. See action
To carry out the functions, requirements, or terms of:discharge, do, execute, exercise, fulfill, implement, keep. Idiom: live up to. See do
To play the part of:act, do, enact, impersonate, play, play-act, portray, represent. See action, performing arts, substitute
To produce on the stage:act (out), do, dramatize, enact, give, present2, put on, stage. See performing arts
To make music:play. See performing arts
Another word for perform
To accomplish an action
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.
To present a performance
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.
*To behave in a ludicrous manner
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