role-play
Date: 1949 transitive verb 1. to act out the role of <
role-play a shy person
>
2. to represent in action <
students were asked to role-play the thoughts and feelings of each character — R. G. Lambert
>
intransitive verb to play a role

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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