If we need to say(write) that "some program procedure checks if an advance payment has been performed".
What would be the "best choice" in terms of most usable and preferable verbs for such case ("performed", "entered" or "received")?
The payment, in this case, is "almost" completed action : the payer's bank has released the funds but the executing agency hasn't received the funds as yet

  • @Lawrence, added some explanation – RomanPerekhrest Apr 11 '16 at 11:59

The simplest word to use is made.

The payment has been made.

However, when a payment has been made, it may still take a while for the other party to get it in his bank account. When he gets it, he will then say

The payment has been received.

  • thanks, and if I used the phrase " ... payment has been performed" or "... payment has been entered" in official correspondence, would it be wrong or strange(weird) for perception? – RomanPerekhrest Apr 11 '16 at 11:08
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    Yes, it would sound weird. If you want an "official" sounding word, use "tendered". – Oldbag Apr 11 '16 at 11:42

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