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role British & World English

An actor’s part in a play, film, etc.

role English Thesaurus

he had a small role in Coppola's ‘Dracula’

rôle in role British & World English

An actor’s part in a play, film, etc.

sex role British & World English

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

role model British & World English

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

theta role British & World English

Another term for thematic role.

title role British & World English

The part in a play or film from which the work’s title is taken

role playing British & World English

The acting out or performance of a particular role, either consciously (as a technique in psychotherapy or training) or unconsciously, in accordance with the perceived expectations of society as regards a person’s behaviour in a particular context

role reversal British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

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

role play in role playing British & World English

The acting out or performance of a particular role, either consciously (as a technique in psychotherapy or training) or unconsciously, in accordance with the perceived expectations of society as regards a person’s behaviour in a particular context

multirole British & World English

(Chiefly of an aircraft) capable of performing several roles


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