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To perform or entertain, or to be performed

amuse

verb

to do or say something that other people think is funny or entertaining

appear

verb

to be on television or in a play, film, concert etc

compère

verb

to introduce the performers in a show, especially in the theatre. The American word is emcee.

conjure

verb

to perform magic tricks in order to entertain people, especially tricks using quick hand movements

co-star

verb

to take part in a film, play, or television programme with another main actor or performer

debut

verb

to perform or be performed in public for the first time

do

verb

to perform a play, song, dance etc

emcee

verb

to say the words in rap music

emcee

verb

to introduce speakers or performers at a social event or show

entertain

verb

to give a performance that people enjoy

extemporise

a British spelling of extemporize

extemporize

verb

to perform or produce something without preparing or practising

go on

to walk onto a stage to begin your part in a performance

headline

verb

to be the main performer in a show or at an event where other people are also performing

improvise

verb

if a performer in a play or a group of musicians improvises, they invent words or musical notes without preparing them or learning them before

open

verb

if a film or play opens, it starts being shown to the public

pack in

to attract very large audiences

perform

verb

to do something in front of an audience in order to entertain them, for example by acting in a play or singing

play

verb

if a play or film is playing somewhere, it is being performed or shown there

premiere

verb

if a film or play premieres, or if someone premieres a film or play, it is shown or performed for the first time

pull

verb

if a performer or a performance pulls an audience, a large number of people come to watch them

recite

verb

to say a poem or story that you have learnt to an audience

regale

verb

to entertain someone with a story

render

verb

to express, show, or perform something in a particular way

reprise

verb

to perform a part or the whole of a work again

revive

verb

to perform something such as a play that has not been performed recently

support

verb

to perform in a show or concert in addition to the main performer

tour

verb

if a show, play, or concert tours, it is performed in several different places

warm up

if a minor performer warms up an audience, they put the audience in the right mood for the main performance

draw a crowd

if an event draws a crowd, a large number of people come to watch it

make an entrance

to come onto the stage of a theatre to begin your performance

push/press the right buttons

to please an audience with a political speech by saying things that the audience agrees with

Open Dictionary

chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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