perform-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: do, execute deeds or actions

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] PERFORM NP2 NP1[agent] PERFORM PP[goal]
NOTE: There is an additional sense not cited by WordNet which means "behave" as in "Mary performs well under pressure" and "the tires don't perform well on wet pavement" and "did those stocks perform well last quarter?"

He performed his daughter's wedding.
The children are performing poorly on their reading tasks.
They perform their duties admirably.
The company performed the amazing feat of achieving 22 percent growth last quarter.

VerbNet: function-105.2.1-1
FrameNet: Intentionally_act
PropBank: perform.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 4

Sense Number 2: give an (artistic) performance (of something)

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] PERFORM NP2[patient[abstract]]

They are performing Beethoven's Ninth at Symphony Hall tonight.
His plays were underperformed in the 1970s.
She couldn't perform the role of Lady McBeth with conviction.

VerbNet: performance-26.7-1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: perform.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3