role play

role-play

[rohl-pley]
verb (used with object)
1.
to assume the attitudes, actions, and discourse of (another), especially 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.
verb (used without object)
3.
to engage in role-playing.

Origin:
1945–50

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role-play (rōl'plā')
v. role-·played, role-·play·ing, role-·plays
To assume deliberately the part or role of; act out. n.
Role-playing.

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