verbrole-played, role-play·ing, role-plays
- To act out (a situation), as for therapeutic , educational, or recreational purposes: “He mixed learning and playing—once he asked the children to role-play the Berlin Conference” ( Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie )
- To assume or act out the role of: “Every week, in front of the rest of the class, the students role-played priests hearing confession, with Father Dom as the penitent” ( Erin McGraw )
(third-person singular simple present roleplays, present participle roleplaying, simple past and past participle roleplayed)
- The practice of roleplaying
(third-person singular simple present role-plays, present participle role-playing, simple past and past participle role-played)
- Alternative spelling of roleplay. Taking on a role (in the sense an actor has a role) and enacting or playing that character.