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Meaning of role-play

role-play

Pronunciation: (rōl'plā"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to assume the attitudes, actions, and discourse of (another), esp. 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.
  2. to experiment with or experience (a situation or viewpoint) by playing a role: trainees role-playing management positions.
—v.i.
  1. to engage in role-playing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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