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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To assume or represent in a drama; act out: "Participants are encouraged to pass on leads about jobs ... and to role-play interview situations with each other” ( Hatfield MA Valley Advocate).
  • intransitive v. To assume or act out a particular role: "When I hire people I role-play with them ... to see how they take pressure” ( Peter Schrag).
  • n. Role-playing.

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  • v. Alternative spelling of roleplay. Taking on a role (in the sense an actor has a role) and enacting or playing that character.

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