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  Definition of role
  1. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
  2. normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting; "what is your role on the team?"
  3. what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
  4. an actor''s portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
Similar Words: function, office, part, purpose, use, character, theatrical role, persona

 

Hyponyms: capacity, hat, portfolio, stead, position, place, lieu, second fiddle, gender role, raison d'etre, bit part, minor role, heavy, hero, ingenue, title role, name part, heroine, villain, baddie

 

Attributes: functional, nonfunctional

 

Derivational Morphology: officiate, function, serve, impersonate, portray, embody, be, personify

 

Anagrams: lore

 

 
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