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Antonyms for perform
pərˈfɔrm

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term perform.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. perform, execute, do(verb)

    carry out or perform an action

    "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"

    Synonyms:
    serve, fare, carry out, fulfill, practice, manage, execute, arrange, put to death, accomplish, fulfil, cause, answer, coif, suffice, make, set, action, dress, run, come, act, carry through, get along, make out, practise, coiffure, coiffe, behave, do, exercise

  2. perform(verb)

    perform a function

    "Who will perform the wedding?"

    Synonyms:
    execute, do

  3. perform(verb)

    give a performance (of something)

    "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"

    Synonyms:
    execute, do

  4. do, perform(verb)

    get (something) done

    "I did my job"

    Synonyms:
    serve, fare, coif, practice, execute, arrange, answer, coiffe, manage, get along, suffice, set, do, dress, come, cause, act, make out, practise, coiffure, behave, make, exercise

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perform

    Do is the one comprehensive word which includes this whole class. We may say of the least item of daily work, "It is done," and of the grandest human achievement, "Well done!" Finish and complete signify to bring to an end what was previously begun; there is frequently the difference in usage that finish is applied to the fine details and is superficial, while complete is comprehensive, being applied to the whole ideal, plan, and execution; as, to finish a statue; to complete a scheme of philosophy. To discharge is to do what is given in charge, expected, or required; as, to discharge the duties of the office. To fulfil is to do or to be what has been promised, expected, hoped, or desired; as, a son fulfils a father's hopes. Realize, effect, execute, and consummate all signify to embody in fact what was before in thought. One may realize that which he has done nothing to bring about; he may realize the dreams of youth by inheriting a fortune; but he can not effect his early designs except by doing the utmost that is necessary to make them fact. Effect includes all that is done to accomplish the intent; execute refers rather to the final steps; consummate is limited quite sharply to the concluding act. An officer executes the law when he proceeds against its violators; a purchase is consummated when the money is paid and the property delivered. Execute refers more commonly to the commands of another, effect and consummate to one's own designs; as, the commander effected the capture of the fort, because his officers and men promptly executed his commands. Achieve — to do something worthy of a chief — signifies always to perform some great and generally some worthy exploit. Perform and accomplish both imply working toward the end; but perform always allows a possibility of not attaining, while accomplish carries the thought of full completion. In Longfellow's lines, "Patience; accomplish thy labor," etc., perform could not be substituted without great loss. As between complete and accomplish, complete considers rather the thing as done; accomplish, the whole process of doing it. Commit, as applied to actions, is used only of those that are bad, whether grave or trivial; perpetrate is used chiefly of aggravated crimes or, somewhat humorously, of blunders. A man may commit a sin, a trespass, or a murder; perpetrate an outrage or a felony. We finish a garment or a letter, complete an edifice or a life-work, consummate a bargain or a crime, discharge a duty, effect a purpose, execute a command, fulfil a promise, perform our daily tasks, realize an ideal, accomplish a design, achieve a victory. Compare TRANSACT; TRANSACTION.

    Antonyms:
    baffle, come short, defeat, destroy, fail, frustrate, mar, miscarry, miss, neglect, ruin, spoil

    Synonyms:
    accomplish, achieve, actualize, bring about, bring to pass, carry out, carry through, commit, complete, consummate, discharge, do, effect, execute, finish, fulfil, perpetrate, realize, transact, work out

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perform

    Antonyms:
    miss, mar, misperform, misexecute, botch, misenact, misconduct, spoil

    Synonyms:
    accomplish, act, transact, achieve, execute, discharge, fulfil, effect, complete, consummate, enact

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. perform(v)

    Synonyms:
    accomplish, execute, do

How to use perform in a sentence?

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    Shakespeare said “all the world is a stage” if it is then I suggest you to perform better than anyone else.

  2. Stephanie Shannon:

    It’s an extremely tough year, the pressures on law enforcement to try to perform at the levels that they want to be performing, but knowing that everything they're doing is being criticized, is very challenging and very stressful for the men and women that are doing this job.

  3. Cleveland Cavaliers:

    It was a tough game for us. We played well enough to win but we didn't, our guys' confidence is not shaken. We see what we need to do and how we need to perform to win. So we have the blueprint, now we just need to execute at a higher level.

  4. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    The price of greatness is perform stately duties.

  5. Sharon BuMann:

    It’s not fair. I do performance art, too, they don’t spend their time in refrigeration for 30 or 40 hours at a time, all week long. They just perform something they do all the time.

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