Translation of perform in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /pərˈfɔːrm; pəˈfɔːm/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 [Music/Música] [Theater/Teatro] [actor/comedian] actuar*, trabajar; [singer] cantar; [musician] tocar*; [dancer] bailar they'll be performing in London next month el mes que viene se presentan ( or actúan etc) en Londres
  • 2 (work, produce results) [student/worker] rendir*, trabajar; [team/athlete/vehicle] responder; [company/stocks] rendir*; [economy] marchar he performed well/badly in the local elections obtuvo buenos/malos resultados en las elecciones locales the new system is performing as expected el nuevo sistema está dando el resultado que se esperaba
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    • A member of the health care team experiencing low morale may perform at a lower standard of practice than usual.
    • The process was initially introduced for local government in 2002 to give people a single overall judgment on how well their local council performs and delivers services.
    • The new system will allow people to tell at a glance how their local council was performing and provide national accountability by highlighting how the performance has changed over time.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [Music/Música] [Theater/Teatro] [play] representar, dar*; [role] interpretar, representar; [aria] interpretar, cantar; [symphony] tocar*, interpretar, ejecutar; [somersault/pas de deux/trick] ejecutar, hacer* she'd never performed Norma nunca había interpretado or representado el papel de Norma
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    • Two noted Hohner accordion players performed this street entertainment at different times in the past, but did not work together.
    • Stocking groups from across York will perform renaissance-style entertainments during the free event.
    • This to me spells a director who requires foresight or who ought to hold more rehearsals after the play has been performed before an audience for at least a couple of times.
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    • The idea is, while there is a lot on offer for young people of a sporting bent during the holidays, there is less for those interested in singing or dancing, performing on the stage, on television or in the movies.
    • The pastoral council are looking for people who can sing, dance or perform on stage for a variety show they are arranging in Moneenroe hall in March.
    • The children sang and performed for a packed audience.
  • 2 (carry out, fulfill) [function] desempeñar, hacer*, cumplir; [role] desempeñar; [task] ejecutar, llevar a cabo; [experiment] realizar*; [feat] llevar a cabo, realizar*; [ceremony] celebrar; [rites] practicar* to perform an operation [Medicine/Medicina] operar, practicar* una intervención quirúrgica [formal] I'm expected to perform miracles esperan que haga milagros
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    • If you do not inform your reader with the basics of how to accomplish a task, perform a function or use a new tool, I guarantee he will find out from someone else.
    • After the session, most people feel relaxed and mellow but in complete control of all of their faculties and able to perform any task or duty such as driving or working.
    • As discussed earlier, there is an increased reliance on contractors to perform mission critical tasks.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.