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role US English

An actor’s part in a play, movie, etc.

role US Thesaurus

a small role in the film

role play US English

another term for role playing.

sex role US English

The role or behavior learned by a person as appropriate to their sex, determined by the prevailing cultural norms

gender role US English

The role or behavior learned by a person as appropriate to their gender, determined by the prevailing cultural norms

role model US English

A person looked to by others as an example to be imitated

title role US English

The part in a play, movie, television show, etc., from which the work’s title is taken

role playing US English

The acting out of the part of a particular person or character, for example as a technique in training or psychotherapy

role reversal US English

A situation in which someone adopts a role the reverse of that which they normally assume in relation to someone else, who typically assumes their role in exchange

thematic role US English

(In Chomskyan linguistics) any of a set of semantic roles that a noun phrase may have in relation to a verb, for example agent, patient, location, source, or goal

role-playing game US English

A game in which players take on the roles of imaginary characters who engage in adventures, typically in a particular computerized fantasy setting overseen by a referee

multirole US English

(Chiefly of an aircraft) capable of performing several roles


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