[ pley-akt ]
/ ˈpleɪˌækt /
verb (used without object)
to engage in make-believe.
to be insincere or affected in speech, manner, etc.: It's hard to get away with playacting with members of one's own family.
to perform in a play.
verb (used with object)
to dramatize (something): They playacted the movements of a burglar.
Related formsplay·act·ing, nounplay·ac·tor, noun
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