1 character, impersonation, part, portrayal, representation
2 capacity, duty, function, job, part, position, post, task
Diccionario de inglés sinónimos
role ( roles plural )
1 n-count If you have a role in a situation or in society, you have a particular position and function in it.
with supp, oft N in/of/as n
...the drug's role in preventing more serious effects of infection..., Both sides have roles to play.
2 n-count A role is one of the characters that an actor or singer can play in a film, play, or opera. usu with supp She has just landed the lead role in The Young Vic's latest production...
role model ( role models plural ) A role model is someone you admire and try to imitate. n-count
Five out of the ten top role models for British teenagers are black.
role play ( role plays plural & 3rd person present) ( role playing present participle) ( role played past tense & past participle ) , role-play
1 n-var Role play is the act of imitating the character and behaviour of someone who is different from yourself, for example as a training exercise.
Group members have to communicate with each other through role-play.
2 verb If people role play, they do a role play.
Rehearse and role-play the interview with a friend beforehand. V n, Also V
role playing n-uncount
We did a lot of role playing.
role reversal ( role reversals plural ) Role reversal is a situation in which two people have chosen or been forced to exchange their duties and responsibilities, so that each is now doing what the other used to do. n-var
...men who have undertaken the most extreme role reversal and become house-husbands.
title role ( title roles plural ) The title role in a play or film is the role referred to in the name of the play or film. n-count the N
My novel `The Rector's Wife' is being adapted for TV, with Lindsay Duncan in the title role.
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
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