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  1. role
    IPA[rōl]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: role, plural noun: roles

    • noun

      an actor's part in a play, film, etc.:

      the function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation:

    • noun

      another term for role playing
    • verb

      act out or perform the part of a person or character, for example as a technique in training or psychotherapy:

      unconsciously act out or perform a particular role in accordance with the perceived expectations of society.

    • noun

      the acting out of the part of a particular person or character, for example as a technique in training or psychotherapy:

      the unconscious acting out of a particular role in accordance with the perceived expectations of society.

    • noun

      the part in a play, movie, television show, etc., from which the work's title is taken.
    • noun

      the role or behavior learned by a person as appropriate to their sex, determined by the prevailing cultural norms.
    • noun

      a situation in which someone adopts a role the reverse of that which they normally assume in relation to someone else, who typically assumes their role in exchange:
    • noun

      the role or behavior learned by a person as appropriate to their gender, determined by the prevailing cultural norms:
    • noun

      a person looked to by others as an example to be imitated.
    • noun

      another term for role playing
    • verb

      act out or perform the part of a person or character, for example as a technique in training or psychotherapy:

      unconsciously act out or perform a particular role in accordance with the perceived expectations of society.

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