Synonyms of performance
1 presentationDictionary • They are giving a performance of Bizet's Carmen.
presentation • Scottish Opera's presentation of Das Rheingold
production • a critically acclaimed production of Othello
exhibition • an exhibition of expressionist art
interpretation • her full-bodied interpretation of the role of Micaela
rendering • a rendering of Verdi's Requiem
portrayal • He is well known for his portrayal of a prison guard in 'The Last Emperor'.
rendition • The musicians broke into a rousing rendition of the song.
2 showDictionary • The band did three performances at the Royal Albert Hall.
show • How about going to see a show in London?
concert • I've been to plenty of live rock concerts
gig (informal) • The two bands join forces for a gig at the Sheffield Arena.
recital • a solo recital
3 workDictionary • The study looked at the performance of 18 surgeons.
work • In my opinion, this is Rembrandt's greatest work.
4 functioning • What is the car's performance like?
running • the smooth running of the machine
operation • Dials monitor every aspect of the operation of the aircraft.
working • computer systems which mimic the workings of the human brain
action • Her description of the action of poisons is very accurate.
behaviour • This process modifies the cell's behaviour.
capacity • Our capacity for giving care, love and attention is limited.
5 carrying out • the performance of his duties
achievement • It is the achievement of these goals that will bring lasting peace.
discharge • free of any influence which might affect the discharge of his duties
execution • the unquestioning execution of his orders
completion • The project is near completion.
accomplishment • His function is vital to the accomplishment of the mission.
fulfilment • I will allow no hesitation in the fulfilment of the reforms.
consummation • We look forward to the consummation of this transaction.
6 carry-on (informal) • She made a big performance of cooking the dinner.
carry-on (informal, mainly British)
to-do • Just like him to make such a to-do about it.
act • His anger was real. It wasn't just an act.
scene • I'm sorry I made such a scene.
fuss • I don't know what all the fuss is about.
pantomime (informal, mainly British)
song and dance (informal) • He used his money to help others – but he never made a song and dance about it.
palaver • We had to go through the whole palaver of changing our flight.
rigmarole • Then the whole rigmarole starts over again!
pother (literary) • The Tories are in a pother over the new Labour leadership.
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accomplishmentThe accomplishment of something is the fact of achieving or finishing it.
• His function is vital to the accomplishment of the mission.
achievementAchievement is the process of achieving something.
• It is the achievement of these goals that will bring lasting peace.
carrying out or through
carrying out or through
actIf you say that someone's behaviour is an act, you mean that it does not express their real feelings.
• His anger was real. It wasn't just an act.
Thesaurus for performance from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act, process, or art of performing