role , rôle
1 a part or character in a play, film, etc., to be played by an actor or actress
2 (Psychol) the part played by a person in a particular social setting, influenced by his expectation of what is appropriate
3 usual or customary function what is his role in the organization? (C17: from French rôle roll, an actor's script)
n a person regarded by others, esp. younger people, as a good example to follow
n (Psychol) activity in which a person imitates, consciously or unconsciously, a role uncharacteristic of himself
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n the role of the character after whom a play, etc., is named
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