play a part in


: to be involved in : to be a factor in
Did alcohol play a part in the car accident?
Luck played an important part in their success.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The children's classmates can look forward to another school break with a bank holiday weekend, while the Wales siblings may play a part in the historic crowning ceremony. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 3 Apr. 2023 And if Musk manages to seal the Twitter deal, will likely play a part in the next version of the company, possibly as the company’s new name, realizing a dream that has been in relative stasis for 23 years. Quartz, 7 Oct. 2022 Foraging and even Googling play a part in this process. Jo Munnik, CNN, 19 Aug. 2022 After that, the wine and beverage lists, the service and the attention and care given to customers all play a part in the final rankings. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 16 June 2022 Michael also adopted Margaret and Martha Ratliff, the daughters of his late friend, Elizabeth Ratliff, whose death would later come to play a part in his trial. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 May 2022 And there’s Twitch and the Fire TV platform, which also are expected to play a part in the pitch. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Apr. 2023 In their paper, the authors note that while their research cannot influence someone’s ability to save, targeting personality can play a part in influencing someone’s willingness to save. Alexa Mikhail, Fortune Well, 27 Feb. 2023 And a new year brings new opportunities to play a part in creating lasting change right here at home. Dallas News, 2 Feb. 2023 See More

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