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role-play

[ rohl-pley ]
/ ˈroʊlˌpleɪ /
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verb (used with object)

to assume the attitudes, actions, and discourse of (another), especially in a make-believe situation in an effort to understand a differing point of view or social interaction: Management trainees were given a chance to role-play labor negotiators.
to experiment with or experience (a situation or viewpoint) by playing a role: trainees role-playing management positions.

verb (used without object)

to engage in role-playing.

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Origin of role-play

First recorded in 1945–50
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Medical definitions for role-play

role-play
[ rōlplā′ ]

v.

To assume deliberately the part or role of; act out.

n.

Role-playing.
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