play God Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “play God” in the English Dictionary

"play God" in British English

See all translations

play God

to ​act as if you are in ​totalcontrol of something: Genetic ​engineers should not be ​allowed to play ​God, ​interfering with the ​basicpatterns of ​Nature.
(Definition of play God from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “play God”
in Chinese (Simplified) 扮演上帝的角色, 表现得好像是全权在握…
in Chinese (Traditional) 扮演上帝的角色, 表現得好像是全權在握…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More