perform
transitive verb
1. (to carry out) 
a. realizar 
When performing a difficult task, I prefer to be alone.Cuando realizo una tarea difícil, prefiero estar solo.
b. desempeñar (role) 
You're performing an important role for the team.Desempeñas una función importante en el equipo.
2. (theater and music) 
a. representar (actor) 
It's not the first time he's performed this part.No es la primera vez que representa este papel.
b. interpretar (actor or musician) 
She performed two arias by Puccini.Interpretó dos arias de Puccini.
c. ejecutar (musician) 
They performed the piece impeccably.Ejecutaron la pieza de manera impecable.
intransitive verb
3. (to produce results) 
a. rendir (worker or investment) 
I perform better alone.Yo rindo más solo.
b. funcionar (engine) 
This car performs worse in cold weather.Este coche funciona peor en un clima frío.
c. dar resultados (system or medicine) 
Which glue performs better on wood?¿Qué pegamento da mejores resultados en madera?
d. obtener resultados (in an election or competition) 
The team hasn't performed well in this year's league.El equipo no ha obtenido buenos resultados en la liga de este año.
e. sacar una nota (student) 
My son has performed very well in his exams.Mi hijo ha sacado muy buenas notas en los exámenes.
f. marchar (economy) 
The economy is now performing better than it has for a long time.La economía marcha mejor ahora que en mucho tiempo.
4. (theater and music) 
a. actuar (actor or musician) 
Who performs tonight? ¿Quién actúa esta noche?
b. trabajar (actor) 
She has performed in several of Beckett's plays.Ha trabajado en varias obras de Beckett.
perform
transitive verb
1. (miracle, operation, service) 
a. realizar, efectuar 
2. (one's duty) 
a. cumplir 
3. (play) 
a. representar 
4. (role, piece of music) 
a. interpretar 
intransitive verb
5. (actor) 
a. actuar 
6. (singer) 
a. interpretar, cantar 
7. (machine, car) 
a. funcionar, comportarse 
perform [pəˈfɔːm]
transitive verb
1 (Teat) (Mús) [+play] representar; [+part, piece, song, dance] interpretar
this play was first performed in 411 BC a group of teenagers will perform a play they wrote and produced one afternoon we went to see a play performed at the Edith Wharton house the company was prepared to build, rehearse, and perform a new work students perform excerpts from Shakespeare's works this production of Aida was performed over thirty times in two years
it meant a lot to her to have her music performed here significó mucho para ella el que interpretaran su música aquí
they will perform the complete symphonies of Beethoven
she will perform a series of sonatas by Mozart interpretará or ejecutará varias sonatas de Mozart
Gardiner has pursued relentlessly high standards in performing classical music the Boston Symphony Orchestra will perform a composition by Pablo Hass Pavarotti performed that song again during this performance in Rome she stands with her class to perform a song in front of a school assembly he performed for them a [dance] of his native Samoa
2 (carry out) [+task, experiment, feat] realizar; llevar a cabo; [+operation, autopsy] practicar; realizar; llevar a cabo; [+duty] cumplir con; [+function, role] desempeñar; cumplir; [+rite, ritual, ceremony] celebrar; [+miracle] realizar; hacer
he was unable to perform simple tasks such as sitting up the data the computer needs to perform the task I had no doubts about her ability to perform the job we're looking for people of all ages who have performed outstanding acts of bravery, kindness or courage experiments are performed on animals, usually rats or mice tests were performed to measure levels of antibody to the toxoplasma he was performing secret experiments for the military They were part of a long series of experiments performed by a team headed by Montague Ullman he performed a simple experiment in front of the camera clearly no one would wish to perform similar experiments with human beings The seven astronauts will perform experiments on a collection of rats and jellyfish they would perform tests on hardware and software and award some form of certification we have performed tests on this substance in our laboratories statistical tests were performed to ascertain whether the variables influence this type of trade many doctors are no longer performing abortions about 200 heart operations a year are performed at the Brook Hospital they cannot perform surgery without the patient's consent circumcision is reputed to be /the most commonly performed surgery in American hospitals/ doctors who test positive for AIDS may perform surgery without revealing that fact to patients HIV-positive health care workers would be required to inform their patients or stop performing surgery the decision to perform this surgery is often based on your age the queen receives an annual fee of $12 million for performing her duties they still felt they had to help their husbands perform the public and social duties that the host country expected company plans to allow lower-skilled mechanics to perform certain duties could jeopardize public safety the organization no longer has a useful function to perform she performed all the functions of the traditional wife a complex engine has many separate components, each performing a different function its ability to perform a useful role in securing a peaceful settlement of the dispute capital is productive either by replacing labor or by performing a function that humans are incapable of the radio was placed in such a way that its aerial could perform its function one might have dialed for the operator to perform this function nuclear weapons therefore perform a dual function in warfighting strategies schools perform an essential function many doctors are no longer performing abortions about 200 heart operations a year are performed at the Brook Hospital her enthusiasm had begun to cool soon after the wedding ceremony was performed a huge crowd turned up to watch her perform the launching ceremony six was the traditional number of monks necessary for a proper ordination: three to perform the ceremony with the candidate and three to act as witnesses the ceremony was performed at the same time in 19 countries the holy fire ceremony was performed as early as 1000 in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre the food could not be tasted until the appropriate rites had been performed this ritual is performed every year at the summer equinox West African rituals of Yoruba tradition, performed on sacred bata drums at age 12 he performed a feat even seasoned pianists would balk at - he played both Chopin piano concertos in the same concert he watched another shaman perform an amazing feat of psychic surgery we were expected to perform miracles on a tiny budget /I don't promise to perform any miracles/ but the room will certainly look a lot better than it does at the moment how he performed these miracles nobody ever quite knew people tend to be frightened of hypnosis or expect it to perform miracles
they performed a great service to their country prestaron un gran servicio a su país; to perform surgery or an operation on sb operar a algn; practicar una operación quirúrgica a algn (formal)
the surgeon was reluctant to perform the operation on someone so young to perform a [service] mortgage companies maintain that they are performing a useful service the company pays individuals to perform such services as coaching or recruiting private businesses can produce goods and perform services cheaper and more efficiently than the public sector employees often had to perform such services for free a lawyer was engaged in performing legal services primarily for insurance companies the services he performed as her lawyer
intransitive verb
1 (Teat) (Mús) [+entertainer, actor] actuar; [+musician] tocar; [+orchestra, pop group] actuar; tocar; [+singer] cantar; [+dancer] bailar; [+trained animal] hacer trucos; realizar trucos
we had to perform on a temporary stage Elaine felt as if she were performing in a play when he performs he tries to become the character he is playing I'm not performing this time she would like to return to performing a professional trumpet player, who spent 40 years performing in smoky jazz clubs the place where musicians would gather to perform for the gentry he rarely performs because his hands are stiff with arthritis /the band will be performing live/ at the Market Hall on 15 April when we performed in Seville to perform [on] the violin she began performing regularly as a solo artist in the early seventies he began performing in the early fifties, singing and playing guitar he earned his living performing in clubs and pubs he remembered a teenaged ballerina he'd seen perform in the Paris Ballet now a Russian troupe gets on stage to perform /they think he will never perform again/ after this leg injury Cossack dancers performing for tourists they trained the dolphins to perform for the crowds the seals would only perform if they were rewarded with food
he performed brilliantly as Hamlet interpretó brillantemente el papel de Hamlet; se lució en el papel de Hamlet; the band will be performing live el grupo actuará or tocará en concierto
Status Quo among other bands will perform live so instead of performing in concert halls in Vienna and Amsterdam, the orchestra found itself in high school auditoriums in Sedalia and Hannibal
and performing for us tonight on the violin is Rebecca Hunt y esta noche Rebecca Hunt nos tocará el violín
2 (respond, behave) [+vehicle, machine] responder; funcionar; [+team, athlete, horse] responder; [+investment, shares] rendir; [+metal, material] comportarse; [+worker] (be productive) rendir; (react) responder;
the car was performing brilliantly a car that looks good, performs well, seldom breaks down, and can be repaired cheaply and quickly is obviously a great car I've got to get to grips with a new car, a heavier car, the way the engine performs. how's the car been performing lately? the donor heart was not performing well at all the bike also performs well off-road England performed well against France at Wembley the car is not performing properly when there's snow and ice, how's this car going to perform? he claimed that the missile did not perform properly how does the metal perform under pressure?
how did the company perform last year? ¿qué resultados dio la empresa el año pasado?
the company performed well despite the harsh economic climate
the party performed abysmally at the last election el partido obtuvo unos resultados pésimos en las últimas elecciones
when pushed, people can perform beyond their own expectations although she had never been interviewed on TV before, she performed well
he performed well at school rendía en los estudios
teachers are trained so that they will be able to perform effectively in the classroom
he did not perform very well in his exams no obtuvo muy buenos resultados en los exámenes; los exámenes no le salieron muy bien
he was not happy about the way his troops performed on the battlefield it is very important that you choose a pension fund which performs well up until yesterday, /US stock markets had performed well/ since the presidential election the Brazil Savings and Pensions Fund has been performing excellently /the shares have performed poorly/, hitting 43p earlier this year he thought state-owned industries would always perform poorly a spate of movies that opened well but then did not perform particularly well Selfridges is performing well enough despite dwindling tourists how did he perform?
our economy has been performing well recently últimamente, nuestra economía ha estado produciendo buenos resultados
3 especially (go to toilet) [+child, dog] hacer sus menesteres
her parents would sit her on the potty and wait for her to perform
4 (sexually) cumplir (informal)
is there something missing in our sexual routine? are you worried about performing? he said he couldn't perform at the point of a gun
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Verb Conjugations for realizar
Past Participle: realizado
Indicative
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PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
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realicé
realizaba
realizaría
realizaré
realizas
realizaste
realizabas
realizarías
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él/ella/Ud.
realiza
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realizaría
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nosotros
realizamos
realizamos
realizábamos
realizaríamos
realizaremos
vosotros
realizáis
realizasteis
realizabais
realizaríais
realizaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
realizan
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realizaban
realizarían
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