When you roleplay, you act out the part of a character or person. You might want to roleplay an interview as part of your job search preparation.

You can say that you roleplay when you perform the part of Macbeth on a stage, although that's more commonly described simply as acting. The verb roleplay is most common when someone is undergoing therapy or participating in some sort of training. Counselors at a camp might roleplay different problems they may encounter over the summer, for example, taking turns playing the parts of campers and counselors before the campers arrive.

Definitions of roleplay

v perform on a stage or theater

act, play, playact
perform on a certain location
be performed or presented for public viewing
act, play, represent
play a role or part
be suitable for theatrical performance
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act as the stooge
mime, pantomime
act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only
ham, ham it up, overact, overplay
exaggerate one's acting
underact, underplay
act (a role) with great restraint
Type of:
give a performance (of something)

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