play along

phrasal verb

played along; playing along; plays along
: to agree to do or accept what other people want
They wanted me to cooperate with them, but I refused to play along.
often + with
I refused to play along with their plan.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For the best interaction, ask questions pertinent to the character and play along. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2023 It’s been mostly in this century that the fossil fuel industry, a longtime supporter of Republicans, has promoted climate as a culture-war issue, with conservative politicians eager to play along. Liza Featherstone, The New Republic, 20 Apr. 2023

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“Play along.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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