role-play

verb \ ˈrōl-ˌplā , -ˈplā \

Definition of role-play

role-played; role-playing; role-plays
1 : to act out the role of
2 : to represent in action
  • students were asked to role-play the thoughts and feelings of each character
  • —R. G. Lambert
: to play a role

First Known Use of role-play

1949

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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role-play

transitive verb \ ˈrōl-ˌplā \

medical Definition of role-play

: to play a role

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