role play Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"role play" in British English

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role playnoun [C or U]

uk   us  
pretending to be someone ​else, ​especially as ​part of ​learning a new ​skill: Role ​play is used in ​trainingcourses, language-learning and ​psychotherapy.

role-playverb [I or T]

to ​pretend to be someone ​else, ​especially as ​part of ​learning a new ​skill: Children ​play with ​dolls and role-play to ​learn about ​empathy and ​caring.
(Definition of role play from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"role play" in Business English

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role playnoun [C or U]

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pretending to be someone else, especially as ​part of ​learning a new ​skill: Many of these ​trainingworkshops involve role ​play.
role-playing
noun [U]
Role-playing ​sessions teach ​recruits how to ​deal with ​certainsituations.
(Definition of role play from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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